Hey Y’all. Sorry I have been a bit off the map lately, I just have a lot going on.
They say when it rains, it pours, and that couldn’t be more true of the current state of my life.
It seems like now that one thing has started to fall apart, everything has started to fall apart at the same time. I am trying to stay positive though. I have been working on my positive affirmations every day, and I must say, it has definitely been helping.
One thing that I have been really into lately is bullet journaling. I have been doing it for about a month now, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a little bit of structure in his or her life, as well as a little creative outlet. I am planning on writing a post about it at some point here soon, but I want to get a little more experience with it first. The great thing about bullet journaling is that it is kind of a state of organized chaos (my specialty). Each page of the journal is different, and you can literally write anything you want.
I love making lists. Lists help me to feel organized and help me to get my life into perspective.
I have been making a lot of lists lately in an attempt to make my chaotic life feel a little more structured. I have specifically been focusing on list topics with a more positive feel to them. Speaking of lists, I have decided to make a master list of lists (list-ception if you will).
20 Lists to make when life feels overwhelming
- A list of things that make you happy
- A list of things you are thankful for
- A reverse to do list- things you have already accomplished
- A simple and short to-do checklist (Making a to-do list too long can make days seem even more stressful, so pick what is most important!)
- A list of positive self-affirmations
- A list of positive life affirmations
- A list of people who love and care about you
- A list of people you love and care about
- A list of goals for the short-term future
- A list of goals for the long-term future
- A list of things to do on days off
- A list of things that are causing you stress (sometimes writing it all down puts it into perspective)
- A list of a few happy memories
- A simple shopping list
- A list of important dates- Birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
- A list of journaling or blogging topics
- A checklist of your daily routine
- A wishlist
- A list of recipes to try
- A list of usernames and passwords
What methods do you have for reducing stress? Do lists work for you? If so, what kind of lists do you make?
Until next time,