I know that we all are battling different versions of Hell – deadline for work, the stress of the daily commute, long lines at the MRT/LRT and much more. Even watching the nightly news can be stressful. Times are rough but that doesn’t mean you can ignore taking care of yourself.

It wouldn’t be a crime to take a little bit of time for yourself. It’s okay to take a break. Living every day isn’t easy. It’s okay to get some rest. Normalize taking breaks. They’re essential in proper functioning and succeeding in work and academics.

After a long day, take a shower and wash off the day. Drink a glass of water. Make the room dark. Lie down and close your eyes. Notice the silence. Notice the beating of your own heart. It’s still beating. Still fighting. Even after everything – you are alive. You made it, after all. You made it. You survived another day. And if you can make it to another day. You’re doing just fine.

And don’t forget the following tips:

  • You’re allowed to take a break today
  • It’s not selfish to put your feelings and health first
  • You need to remember to care for yourself
  • You are allowed to express yourself

It may seem trivial but these few tips can help you manage stress in the long run. It will help you clear your mind so you can focus on the bigger picture.

And after you’ve taken a deep breath, now you can start with your surroundings.

  • Organize your work space.

–A clean room is a clean mind! The best thing to do at the end of the day is organized your workspace and room. Not only does this help you sleep better but the process itself can help you clear up your mind as well.

  • Go for a walk

–Get some fresh air. It really does work wonders. Getting fresh air can improve your blood pressure and heart rate. Scientist even suggest that fresh air can make you happier

  • Stretch

–Have you been sitting at your desk all day? I’m guessing that you have and there’s a pain in your back that you’ve been ignoring for a while now. If so, take a few moments to stretch out your joints. Step away from your desks to do a few simple stretches and recharge your body.

Life isn’t going to get easier and stress is inevitable, so take a few minutes from your day to take care of your physical and mental health.

Published by Ghela Marie