How To Remain Sane

Today I realized that I can be a completely different person depending on what activities I choose to do throughout my day.  Yesterday I felt completely miserable…  I didn’t swim or dance and I didn’t get the response I had hoped for from my sister.  The blueberry farm was closed and nearly every other person we encountered seemed extra grumpy.  My sadness lingered throughout the day and I spent a lot of time questioning myself unnecessarily and putting myself down.  Maybe it was spending too much time on Alleyjandra’s Instagram  .  I blame it on the rain.

This morning I had plans to go swimming with a friend.  It gave some purpose to my day and helped me get a good start.  I heated up my leftover meatballs and spaghetti then headed to the pool!

I felt so strong and powerful in the pull and once I pulled myself onto the deck I was on cloud 9.  This euphoria has lasted the entire day and it feels like a blessing.  I finally realized that I need to find “ways to remain sane.”

Stress is a killer we need to avoid it like the plague!  Let’s replace it with activities on my “remain sane list.”

My Remain Sane List:

  1. Eat a balanced breakfast.
  2. Go for a swim.
  3. Dance Dance!
  4. Pet a puppy hug a cat ❤
  5. Breathe deeply (always remember to breathe!)
  6. Care for a plant.
  7. Write a letter to a friend.
  8. Cut down on your screen time (tv, pc, fb!)
  9. No seriously, hang up and turn off the damn phone!
  10. Girl (or guy), put your records on tell  me your favorite song. You go ahead let your hair down ❤
  11. Or plug in your internet and learn something new. Those small wins sure add up!
  12. Make a cup of your favorite tea.
  13. Go for a walk.
  14. Journal.
  15. Laugh out loud.
  16. Practice yoga or meditation.
  17. Take a bubble bath.
  18. Smell a lemon.

What is on your “remain sane list.”  Please comment below to share what you do to remain sane in this crazy world.

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana Xoxoxo




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