Oprah has announced the second pick for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0. She’s chosen Ayana Mathis’ first novel The Twelve Tribes Of Hattie. “Not since Toni Morrison have I read a writer whose words have moved me this way,” says Oprah.
The first pick was Wild by author Cheryl Strayed.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes. Kids, jobs, bills, relationships, etc…Sometimes it can feel like there is no end to our problems in sight. With so much going on in our everyday lives it can be easy to forget that we MUST take care of ourselves before we can take care of business. If you’re not eating right, sleeping well, and are abusing your body with unnecessary stress and not taking time-outs to recharge and regroup it’s hard to face the stressors of everyday life. If you’re stressed out and feeling like you are at the end of your frayed little rope…here are some tips to help you try to pull it all back together. 🙂
- Take A Break– a vacation someplace with beautiful turquoise water would be nice but if that’s not quite an option, just take a break ALONE. Send the kids with a good friend or family member for a day or two; schedule a few days off from work and just take some time to be alone doing things for YOU and YOU ONLY! If none of those are options for you at the moment then just carve out an hour or so after work or before work to just take a walk and be by yourself to clear your head.
- De-Clutter– De-clutter your home, your personal life and most importantly your mind. Get rid of everything/everybody that isn’t conducive to you living a better, happier life. Do away with things and people who serve no purpose in your life. It’s a freeing feeling!
- Start Taking Care Of Your Body— There’s plenty truth to the saying that the better you look, the better you feel! Start making an effort to take care of yourself. Get out and get some fresh air everyday; stop putting unhealthy things into your body; get some regular stress-relieving exercise; stay on top of your personal maintenance and hygiene no matter how you’re feeling–being fresh and clean will ALWAYS lift your mood!
These are just a few things that may help get you out of a funk…hope it was helpful! 🙂