So what have I done to take a break from the sadness and regroup? What gets me back on track to push through the workday to be instrumental in helping Hiring Managers find candidates to fill their open requisitions and connect job seekers with their ideal opportunity? I am a firm believer that these small practices will make a huge impact on your mood to help you get through the rest of your day.
- Deep breathing, meditation, and/or prayer - This one is probably obvious, but I decided to include it at the top of the list since this is where I start to sort of wind down.
- Go for a walk - I live in a community with sidewalks so stepping away for a quick stroll requires little effort. On the days when I desire a slightly difference landscape, I drive to our local parkway and walk along that. It’s a solid 2-mile walk that really gets those steps up on my Garmin tracker.
- Listen to a soothing playlist - I absolutely love my Sweet Smooth Jazz Amazon Music playlist with music from some of the greats like Grover Washington Jr, Boney James, and Brian Culbertson.
- Step away and sip a cup of tea - As many of you already know, I LOVE tea! There’s just something relaxing about the combination of yoga pants and tea that puts me in the right zone to work. My preference for the past several years has been JavaVana Mate and Strawberry Rose Champagne by Teavana.
- Get it out and try to keep it out - I can count on one hand the number of people I reach out to in times of sadness. The list is short, but the impact they’ve had on my life during stressful times has been nothing short of a gianormous blessing. Sometimes it’s as simple as a text that reads…”I understand.” Other times, it’s a call to pray for strength and comfort.
I’m quite certain you all have other methods to share that have helped you regroup after a tough time. Some prefer yoga while others go to the gym and knock out some serious time on the elliptical machine. Feel free to share below in the Comments section. Once you’ve done that, scoot on over to the new Facebook group to join other women who could use your words of wisdom.