I believe that being prepared for all the things that might come your way really relieves stress, keeps you calm and gives you a confident feeling. And you need that confidence to put your best foot forward (like the catwalk). Maybe you can use some of these simple tips to be prepared and calm when you have a stressful time coming up. Finding peace and being relaxed during busy times are the right feelings on the path of success.
Sleep is very important to a healthy lifestyle, but what if you have a few weeks coming up when your schedule just does not give you enough time to rest? Most people have weeks when they are likely to get stressed out. Are there other things you can do to take care of yourself when getting enough sleep is not an option? My secret is to be as “Organized” as possible. Be organized and bring the right things with you. I think when you go somewhere, whether it is an event or a long trip, what you bring in your bag is quite important. Nothing is as annoying as being hungry, cold, tired or stressed out, and not having anything to take care of it right then and there. You don’t have to bring three suitcases, but in your purse or travel bag you can bring a few things that can come in very handy while rushing around.
Here is a checklist of items you go along with to help you stay relaxed during crazy times:
A Bottle of Water: Always have something to drink so as not to be dehydrated on those stressful moments. Aside that, drinking water is still very important to getting great looking skin. The water gives your skin a plump and fresh appearance and, it helps your skin in regeneration, getting rid of old skin and birthing new ones. With a bottle you can see exactly how much you drink a day.
Phone charger: You always want people to be able to reach you and vice versa. What if the people you are going to visit need to call you to get picked up, but you have to make last minute work calls while you wait for them? This way you can avoid the stress of seeing the bars on your phone shrinking as it starts to run out of juice.
Gum and freshening products: It is not fun if who is right in front of your face or next to you smells exactly like what you ate last night. Also, deodorant, toothpicks, toothbrush and paste, and a hair brush will help you feel pulled together if you are running around.
Vitamins: When you know you are going to lack some essential nutrients for a few days or weeks, it’s helpful to take some nutritional supplements and multivitamins.
Makeup and makeup remover: I am allergic to some products so I try to bring my own makeup remover and my own makeup, if I need to “fix my face” at any time. You always want to look flawless when the whole world is watching you. Well, sometimes when I just don’t care and exhausted you may see me with a bare face *eyes rolling*
Entertainment: Whether you are stuck in the waiting room or have been sitting down for the long journey, having a book or iPod (or even Smartphone these days) with you can help ease the stress of the whole thing.
Pen and Memo: Hey, you never know! You may need to take an important note.Something warm: A sweater, big scarf or blanket.Don’t forget a small portable umbrella for unpredictable weather.