You need to figure out how to relax and get rid of the stress. This varies for each person. Only you will know what is calming and relaxing for you. Once you figure that out, you need to make time for yourself. You may come across as being very outgoing and always needing people around you, but deep inside you need your "Me Time".
I have asked most of my friends over the past few months about what they do to relax and get rid of the stress in their lives. Here are some of the ideas that came from these conversations.
Riding a motorcycle - seeing all of God's beauty and letting your troubles go in the wind
A day at the firing range
Bathtub full of bubbles, a glass of wine and some good mood music
Walking and bike riding
Sit still by the bed. Sit so still that you can hear from God. Be still in
thought and spirit. Then, a peace and calmness comes over you.
Here is one of my favorites. A friend said it is his '72 Gibson SJ, a rocking chair, and a glass of tea. He can sit, rock and sing most of his stress away. Whatever is left is drowned out with sweet tea.
Everyone's personality is different, so these might not apply in your life. I like going for a long walk. This past weekend, I walked 7.5 miles on the greenway in Nashville. I turned on the a new Christian radio station and got wrapped up in feelings about how blessed I am. I had no stress or worries anymore. I started thinking about my blogs and knew immediately that I needed to share these thoughts with you.
Take some time for yourself throughout the week. You need it. Figure out what refreshes your attitude and schedule this time. What do you do for your ME Time?