It’s often said that the only consistent in life is change, and as a person in their mid twenties, I can definitely contest to that statement! Moving, dating, career changes, etc. are ever present, and while change is often a positive growth, it can also add chaos to your day to day life while you get settled in your new state of mind!
I’ve found during times of change-induced stress, I need self-care more than ever! Bring on the yoga, journaling, and endless cups of tea. Here are a few of my favorite ways to overcome stress with a peaceful state of mind:
1. Cherish simple routines
- One of my favorite ways to add stabilization to a hectic day, especially if you’re in a new place, is by finding simple routines to do. Some of my favorite routines are ones I can do from anywhere. For example, you could start your day with hot water and lemon, do sun salutations in the morning, or try to meditate before bed
- Speaking of meditating... it's the perfect way to ground yourself, and find peace amidst change and chaos. With apps, it’s easier than ever to meditate, and can be done from anywhere, for as long as works with your schedule. My go-to meditation apps are Headspace, Simple Habit, and Buddify. Let me know in the comments if you have another app you prefer!
3. Find moments for yourself
The most important thing, especially if you are in a new relationship or job, is finding moments where you can reconnect with yourself, and allow time to process and reflect. This could be setting a daily reminder, taking a walk during work, or going electronics free one night a week.
4. Offer yourself grace & patience
Above all else, cut yourself some slack. Adapting to new routines, new roles, and new relationships takes a ton of mental energy, and it is important you offer love & patience to yourself during this time! Let yourself sleep in, indulge in your netflix guilty pleasures, and treat yourself when needed.
Best of luck navigating periods of change, we are here for you!