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4 Signs you need to slow down

Chrissy Callahan is a freelance beauty/fashion writer and editor. She has written for a variety of different websites and covered everything from NY Fashion Week to interviews with top industry professionals. For the latest beauty and fa...

Warning signs

Life is busy, there’s no two ways around it. And sometimes our lives get so hectic that we feel like we just can’t take it anymore. Being stressed out is completely normal, but when you feel like your life is spinning out of control, there’s a problem. Here, we show you the top four signs you need to slow down your life, and the ways to take your sanity back.

You're forgetting the people you love

It would be impossible to spend our spare time with a bunch of people and please everyone in our lives all the time. But if many of your closest friends and relatives are reaching out to you, feeling neglected, it's a warning sign that you might be losing sight of the important relationships in your life because you're so stressed out. Friends and family help us stay grounded and guide us through the rough patches in our lives, so don't be afraid to reach out to them in your time of need and slow down your life a bit.

You're neglecting your health

When you get stressed out, it's easy to forget about taking care of yourself, but no matter how busy you get and how stressed out you become, your health should still be your number one priority. Skimping on sleep, healthy eating or exercise is only going to hurt you in the long-term, so take the time to be healthy and slow down your life.

You never have time for yourself

If you feel like you're constantly running on empty and you never have a moment to yourself, it's time to reevaluate what it is that's making you so busy. We all need alone time and taking some time to yourself helps keep you sane, so carve out a little time every day to spend with yourself. Whether it's 15 minutes or a half an hour, the time you take will help clear your mind and bring back some clarity to your life.

You've lost sight of what you used to love

We all have hobbies and passions that help keep us sane. But unfortunately, these sources of sanity are often the first things to go when our lives become hectic. If you find yourself not only neglecting your hobbies, but actually losing interest in them, it might be a sign that stress has taken over your life in a negative way.

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