Not sure if there are two words in the English language that could possibly evoke more stress than these two do!
And right now, they are combining their powers to make for an interesting end to 2021.
Let’s face it, 2021 did not pan out the way anyone expected.
It was meant to be our fresh start after a rocky 2020.
But, in some awkward twist of fate, it ended up being much worse!
So, the stress is mounting and the overwhelm is building.
What can you do?
Well, we have our 3 best tips for managing stress and sailing into 2022 as fresh as a daisy. Read them here.
Managing Stress as we exit lockdown and approach Christmas
1: Process 2021 and everything it brought
We have already addressed the fact that 2021 was a year that sucked the big one. And if you are feeling a little jaded by the alert level restrictions, the constant pressure of Covid regulations and the nagging feelings of uncertainty, then we can’t blame you.
It is totally fine to feel all the things about 2021. Take the time to sit in those emotions and really process them. It is ok to feel angry, lost, helpless, anxious, or sad about what you have been through.
But, once you have taken the time to process how you are feeling, don’t dwell in that negative space. Instead, look forward to what 2022 might hold.