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A series of blogs by  Shanna Forrestall of Forrestall Consulting.  #sms4u #dontbeamonkey

Last Time I Checked I Was a Lover

Wow, life is busy and sometimes the busier I get the harder it is to stay open, kind and empathetic. 

Beau - Shanna Forrestall - Forrestall Consulting

I try to check in with myself regularly, and it's important.  The speed of life and the first world frustrations of traffic, technology and a society that feeds on fake news, can make it hard to maintain balance, but I have set a life goal of staying as kind as possible, as often as possible.

When I feel stressed and feel myself getting snappy, these are a few things that help me.

1.  Turn off technology.  Even a 10-minute break from the phone or computer can make a world of difference.

2.  Take time for tea.  I shut it all down and brew myself a cup of non-caffeinated tea that I sip slowly.

3.  A mini-meditation.  Even focusing on my breath for 2-5 minutes can settle down my nerves, heart rate and help me to refocus.

4.  Walk it out.  I love walking outside, so since I work at home sometimes just a few circles in my yard or a stroll in my neighborhood can get me back on track.

5.  Pet therapy works.  My little boy Beau is a source of constant smiles.  He always makes me happy and taking a few minutes to pet him or watch him play, can completely change my day!

I'd love to hear your tips on staying in the "love" zone when life gets a little crazy.

Smiles, Shanna