After a few days full of love, family, good food, adventure, amazing conversation, and unplugged attention, I was feeling immensely refreshed.
BUT as I walked off the plane and into the terminal, the realities of Toronto began to sink back in. I felt a wave of anxiety come over me that I had never experienced after returning from travel.
I scoured my brain and tried to understand why I was feeling this way. I had just spent seven days with my family and my boyfriend, I was in the mountains and next to the ocean, and I was sincerely rejuvenated.
I finally began to understand that the anxiety was not a product of the week I had just spent back home, it was a reaction, or a flight defense mechanism, that appeared once I came face to face with my new found to-dos/work/responsibilities/etc. I guess I had slipped out of reality in my time off and had forgotten how demanding a career can really be.
Today, I woke up knowing that I had two options. The first was to give in to the overwhelming feeling, in turn creating more work and stress. The second was to take a deep breath and organize my week for the easiest possible transition back into work.
I'LL TAKE THE SECOND OPTION PLEASE.
My levels of anxiety reduced immensely since I slowed my thoughts down and understood that I had control of my reaction, and the ability to shape my week to garner the highest probability of success. I feel as though I'm back in the headspace I need to be in to get shxt DONE.
Here are a few things I prioritize when I feel overwhelmed:
1. My morning routine:
- Journaling, daily goals, and getting fresh air/natural light.
2. Fresh groceries and meal prep.
3. A workout that gets me sweating.
-Traveling and the "vacation diet" dehydrates me like no other. Lemon water all day long.
What are some things you prioritize to bounce back into gear?