Take Time For Yourself

So lately I have been feeling super overwhelmed and stressed for no reason at all. I mean ya I am planning a wedding so maybe that has something to do with it, but just the feeling of not having enough time for me during the day has taken a tole. I have always loved working out, Chris and I got a gym pass together since he has always gone to 24 Hour Fitness, but I stopped working out the week before Stagecoach and since I have been back I’ve felt this weird stress come over me. I realized how important it is to give time back to yourself and fully give your body what it needs and I’m talking more sleep, eating right and working out.

I know sometimes it’s hard to focus on yourself, trust me I get it. I used to work a 9-6 desk job then come home try and blog and completely hated it. I would just work sleep and eat and didn’t give myself what I really needed, a break.I was always that person who said ” I am just so tired after I get off work and come home” and all I was doing was sitting on the couch watching TV and drinking a glass or two of wine. I finally decided to leave my full time job to pursue blogging full time and completely love the decision I have made. I have grown so much since November and I can truly say I am happy. Before I was so consumed in having to be the best, not feeling like I did enough and that came with SO much stress I was making my body sick. I would get horrible anxiety, my stomach would always hurt after I would eat and I wasn’t figuring out why..until I left that toxic environment  and I am a different person its crazy! I am nicer to Chris, yes, there were those long nights where I would come home so annoyed at work and take it out on him because I was frustrated with work life I brought it home with me. That is a big no no, and I hated that I did that. Now, I wake up and work for myself and it is the most rewarding job ever! I mean doesn’t everyone want to work for themselves eventually, that is all about our generation is it not? I am here to tell you that if you have a dream or a passion for something, jump into it fully and don’t be afraid to give it a try. We have all been there, and I can say that working for myself, I am happier, can create my own schedule and it’s a different form of stress.

I started working out again since I got home last week, and it was just what I needed. Working out give me back my happy juice I lose during the week of feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed. I just wanted to write a post because I always see people say do what you love and don’t be scared, but newsflash there are bills to pay am I right?! I told myself so long “oh I could never do that, I have to have a 9-5 to make money” but you don’t. There are so many ways now to make money and work for yourself that give you time to workout after or before work and really enjoy life. I know I am going on a rant about that but I have been there and finally took the leap of faith. Sit down and really figure out what you want in life, give yourself time back to work out and what makes you happy.  I feel like I work harder now than I did at a 9-5 because I have to hustle more, I have to make that money that just doesn’t come with a yearly salary. I have to work 8-12PM sometimes but it’s what I love to do and I would never go back to working full time at a desk job…sorry but I can’t!

So if you have been feeling stressed or anxious lately, figure out how you can change that and give back to yourself. I know it sounds weird and I am by all means no health guru, but I feel like working out is key to having a balanced life and attitude. Working out created happy endorphins  and that is just what I was missing. I hope if anyone is reading this while I chow down on a bowl of oatmeal LOL, that they get something out if this. I hope that if you want to do something you can definitely go do it!