Adjusting to a Stress Free life
When it comes to change, I feel like most people are against it. Many people get so comfortable in their routines, relationships and living situations that they think the world is ending if something doesn't go as usual.
I've recently made one of the biggest changes in my life and I'm enjoying every minute of it. These past few weeks have been extremely stressful and I knew that if I didn't change my situation I'd end up in a really bad place mentally. When you've hit your wit's end, you have to change your situation in order to find yourself again.
I was living in a really toxic environment which ultimately ended with me moving in with BB and his family. *Cue judgment from people who know nothing about me*. This isn't the most traditional situation and people can judge me on being a "lady" all they want but I did what I thought was best for myself (and dog). I'm extremely blessed to have people that care about me enough to open up their home to me when I needed one.
It's been a week since I've made the transition and I'm honestly so much happier. I wake up with BB and actually look forward to my days. No more feelings of dread to return home or worrying about what I'm going to eat for the day. I've found a great routine of avoiding rush hour before/after work and it's been great so far. At the moment, I have absolutely NO stress. I don't' remember the last time I've been able to say that.
The best part may be that I'm able to repair my relationship with my family from a distance so that it can build without the pressure of seeing one another. Family is extremely important to me and I can't imagine getting older and not having them around. Just knowing that I can have space if I'm upset with them makes me feel so much better rather than having to hash it out in person.
I understand that not everyone has the opportunities that I have but it's so important to take your mental health seriously and to change your situation if it's negative.
Take a minute to check on yourself. What are you stressed about? Can you change something to relieve that stress? No one deserves to be constantly anxious or worried about things so take some time to see if you can take steps to better mental health.