#CalmTip: July 7, 2015

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

 

Most of us multitask (myself included) because we think we’ll get more done. But, that’s actually not true. According to studies, multitasking causes us to be less productive and our ability to filter out irrelevant information declines. Also, trying to do too much (and not getting much done) can leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Try single tasking and see how much calmer you feel and how much more you get done.

#CalmTip: June 30, 2015

 

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

We often cause stress in our own lives by trying to make things how we think they should be instead of how they are. For the most part, you can’t control outside circumstances — you can only control you. You can’t control how much traffic there is or if there’s a long line at the grocery store, so don’t allow it to stress you out. Instead, live in the moment, and go with the flow.

#CalmTip: June 23, 2015

 

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

Journaling is a great way to decompress and get out of your head. Have trouble journaling? Write about how you feel and try to figure out why. Don’t worry about your grammar or spelling; just let it flow. Then, write about how you want to feel and what you can do to start feeling that way.

#CalmTip: June 16, 2015

Black Girl's Guide to Calm

 

If you have a hard time making time yourself and making your needs a priority, put it on your to-do list! That way, you’re more likely to actually do whatever you need to take care of you. “It” couldĀ be working out, meditating, reading a book for 15 minutes before bed, doing yoga, taking a bubble bath, etc.

Whatever you need to do to make sure you’re a priority, write it down, then do it!