Journalist Caroline Buijs collects beautiful insights, sentences, tips and ideas in a small, personal self help-booklet. She shares some of her most valuable insights with us that can help you a little less stressed.
- Stop investing energy in imagining scenarios that trigger anxiety
- Trust that things will end well so you can free yourself from a huge burden
- Making choices and setting boundaries is the only way to fundamentally deal with a shortage of time
- Instead of fighting exhaustion with rest, try to avoid getting tired by taking breaks and relaxing before it’s too late
- Turn the ‘I’ll-just-do-this-quickly’ moments (watering the plants, folding laundry) into opportunities to relax
- Feeling guilty causes mild yet chronic stress
- Feeling flattered is a bad counselor
- Stop comparing yourself with others and being impressed by people with long working weeks or who don’t need much sleep
- Stay true to yourself (and don’t let others rush you or scare you off)
- Follow your internal compass and accept yourself for who you are
- Remember the load we bear is different for everyone. The objective weight of a burden is not as important as the way people view their obligations, life events or problems
- Celebrate your successes
*Curious about Caroline’s self help-booklet, and how you can start one yourself? Find the full story ‘Homemade self-help’ in Issue 30.
Text Caroline Buijs Photography Nathan Dumlao/Unsplash.com