Stress Relievers

Happy Friday all! Sorry for the late post this week, things have been a little crazy in the Michalzuk household this week. Fittingly, I wanted to share some of my tips on how I deal with stress during busy times, but I would love some tips on what works for you. I am always open to trying different methods to take care of my body and mind. Some of my go-to stress relievers are:

  1. Exercise: A no brainer for me. I can go into a workout feeling totally out of touch with myself, stressed and tired and come out feeling like a whole new person. Exercise works wonders for me in terms of relieving stress. Enough said..
  2. Meditation: I was consistently meditating for a few months, but I stopped when we moved and my morning scheduled got shaken up a bit. I decided to pick it up this week since I was feeling extra stressed. It is not naturally easy for me to sit for 10 minutes and not let my mind race around all of my to-dos for the day. I am working on it. 🙂
  3. Personal goal setting: This one is counterintuitive, but sometimes taking a step back to priortize and set my personal goals allows me to re-center on my own priorities that sometimes get lost when things get busy.
  4. Indulgence: If all else fails a little dark chocolate, ice cream or wine never hurts. I try to not indulge too much when I am stressed, but who doesn’t love a piece of chocolate or two when you have had a long day.

I would love to hear what works for you. Any suggestions I should try?

Have a great weekend!

– A –

New Year, New Goals

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend (I was busy delivering babies😝)! 

We are officially a week into 2017 and it is a good time to make sure you have goals set for the upcoming year. While some people set a single resolution for themselves for the year, my family has a tradition of setting multiple goals. My dad established “The Five F’s” years ago which includes creating goals in the following categories: family, friends, fitness, finance, fun. Growing up, my family would set goals in each category and share them with each other at the beginning of each year. Then, throughout the year we would re-evaluate the progress of our goals. Sharing your goals with others and revisiting your goals throughout the year is a good way to hold yourself accountable. 

I feel good things coming in 2017! New year, new feels, new chances, same dreams, fresh starts. Let’s make it a good one! 

– M –