Take a Brain Break!!

Your job can be undeniably stressful. There are times where you can feel that you are being stretched to your limit and are on the brink of a mental breakdown.

I left the office yesterday feeling fuzzy. My brain was exhausted from being overworked. It was numbing itself from the demands that were placed on it. I knew that I had a choice to make. I would either veg out and let the residual stress of my day linger OR run it off. For me, sitting around would have left my mind to dwell on the workday to come. So I decided that I truly needed to release some endorphins into my body to ease the tension in my brain.

I jumped into my run without much hesitation. Usually when I get on the treadmill, I am not looking forward to the miles ahead. Yesterday, I just kept telling myself that this is what I needed physically, but most importantly, I needed it mentally.

I kicked out 5 miles of varying speeds and inclines. It helped keep my mind busy by throwing in the speed and hill work.

It really did help with my previous mental state. My brain fog had lifted and my energy returned. It was an absolute relief that I had the weight that was squishing my brain eliminated.

Shortly after finishing up, I started to make dinner and let me tell you, this may be one of my top 5 favorite meals.

I grabbed this recipe from SkinnyTaste and this will forever be a part of my life. The combination of flavors from the seasonings made this smell and taste phenomenal. No, not phenomenal. ORGASMIC.

I was thinking of using the meat mixture for other recipes as well. It would go great in soft or hard taco shells, spaghetti squash, and I really want to try it as a burger. I am seriously thinking about buying a huge thing of meat and just making that, freezing it, and having it available when I am craving it. *melts in pleasure*

Following dinner, I made it to my yoga mat for some more mind and body TLC.

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I am really going to miss Adriene once these 30 days are up, but I may use some of her other practices later and keep the streak going. They do really help ease my mind.

Speaking of yoga, I am off to do today's practice. Another stressful day at work has prompted need for a brain break!!!

Take care!!!

How do you cope with stress?

Do you feel that yoga is not only a benefit to your body, but also your mind?

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