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  1. Markus + Micah says

    Excellent tips. Love how simple they are, but also you are right, they are hard to do sometimes. I suppose the trick is to start small, like with taking a break, having a cup of tea is easier to achieve than going on a holiday, and both works!

    • Shelly DS says

      Exactly! I’m that person who just keeps going until I either need medication or an extended break, so I’ll be starting small too. I needed this reminder 😊

    • Shelly DS says

      Right?! It’s so simple but sometimes when under pressure we just forget the most basic things. Thanks so much for sharing your ‘introverted thoughts’ 😉 there’s more of these tips and tricks over at Olivia’s blog!

  2. nirajshah2003 says

    This is a brilliant blog, and I like how this is written in such a way that it is clear that there is no one size fits all solution! For example, I agree how taking a break is so important but how you do it is up to you. I also like the point about saying no! Saying no is actually really important but not everyone realises this 🙂

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks for the comment Niraj! We all have a thing or two to learn especially during this lockdown period, but the most important thing is to find solutions. Olivia has lot’s of great advice on how to find those solutions. 😀

  3. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    Saying no is so important. I find women have a much harder time with that than men for some reason. It has taken me many years to learn to say no and I’m still not very good at it!

    • Shelly DS says

      That’s an interesting view… I didn’t realise it but you are right, women do struggle more than men to say no! You aren’t the only one for sure.

  4. Delicate and brutal says

    Great tips Olivia! I know I struggle to take a break when I’m stressed. I always tell myself “I just need 5 more minutes to get this done.” But then I keep working or I move on to the next task without taking a break and end up feeling more stressed 🤯

  5. PoojaG says

    Love Olivia’s blog so I’m so happy to see this post! I think saying no is such a big one- you need to make your boundaries clear because otherwise you’ll be trying to please everyone and that’s going to make you even more overwhelmed.

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