Last week I listened to one of my favorite podcasts, The Boundless Show. At the end of each episode, host Lisa Anderson or a counselor typically answer a listener’s question.
In this episode, Focus on the Family counselor Christina Chismar spoke to the question of school burnout.
You can listen to the full 7-minute question and answer here. What I took away from this segment was Christina’s “3 rules for Crazy Head Days.”
3 Rules for Crazy Head Days
On those days where we wake up in a “crazy head mood” –– whether overwhelmed, hormonal, or just in a bad mood, Christina recommends following these three rules.
- Do not make any changes
It’s important to stay in routine. Christina gives the example that if you usually wake up, take a shower, and go to work … then on a crazy head day, you wake up, take a shower, and go to work. We stay in routine no matter what we feel.
- Do not make any major decisions
Christina says this is not the time to get married, quit school, buy a house, or buy a boat. 😊
- Do something that gives your whole body a self-care relaxation
Whether it’s that perfect cup of coffee that makes you sigh in relief, a hot bubble bath, or curling up with your favorite book … do something that helps you relax and take care of every part of you.
Christina says, “Then you can go to bed and you can try again tomorrow. And maybe tomorrow won’t be a Crazy Head Day.”
If you’re like me, you’ve found yourself in the midst of a Crazy Head Day without an explanation for what’s going on. I wish I would have had these rules during those times. Well, now I do! And you do, too. I’m going to write these on a pretty piece of paper and hang them on my fridge as a constant reminder. 😀