A Coach showing time out signTime-Out For Overwhelmed Adults W Bennett

Feel like the world is closing in on you and seems too much to bear? Are you bouncing off walls?

Well, you need to halt, take stock, make adult time-outs a priority. 

Adult time-outs stimulate and rejuvenate. Time-out also makes regular tasks and work-life appear less burdensome. Time outs allow you time to mend, recuperate, and recover.

When you feel burnt out, crushed, or swamped, take an adult time-out to relax and de-stress. Disconnecting ever so often from everyday life stresses and chaotic goings-on is refreshing. 

Sometimes just meeting the demands can be burdensome or put you in a tailspin. Get rid of overwhelming stress. Stop trying to accomplish all your expectations, goals, and responsibilities in one swipe. 

Short temporary check-out sessions are helpful. Such periodic time-outs are essential for reflection to put things into perspective and avoid being snowed-under.

Adult Time Out Healthful Reliefs:

  • Curb burnout before it takes hold. Pay attention to yourself.
  • Welcome feelings of calmness. 
  • Take the time to unwind, have a break and relax your mind.
  • Make each moment count. Lovingly take care of yourself with pleasurable moments that bring you peace, joy, and comfort. 
  • Get in touch with your feelings before they become overwhelming.
  • Manage your emotions. They can cause distressing responses and symptoms of ill health.
  • Exhale, come up for air, take a breather, put your feet up and relax. 
  • Turn off the headphones and all electronic devices. Alone time requires eliminating such distractions.
  • Spend time alone, get along with yourself, by yourself. Surrender to your aloneness.
  • Discover how to enjoy yourself and how to laugh at yourself.
  •  Laughter triggers the release of endorphins that promote an overall sense of wellbeing.
  • Laughter medicine benefits your health by decreasing stress hormones and increasing immune cells.
  • Make a habit of welcoming humor and smile as often as you can.
  • Ease your stress even if it means choosing to rebuff or delay connecting with people.
  • Take control, know your limit, and respect your boundaries.
  • Meditate, relax, and recharge. Mindfulness helps you to connect to yourself with kindness and compassion.
  • Focus on more exercise and eating healthier to enhance your wellbeing.

Adult Time-Outs can tweak what is 'You' racing against time and running yourself ragged. Just keep in mind these time-outs do not have to be a full-fledged vacation break.