Have you ever experienced a time in your life when you were completely overwhelmed with emotion and stress?
What did you do? Did you react with unhealthy behaviours: eating junk food, staying up too late to finish that one “extra job”, drink too much alcohol, forget to exercise, complain constantly, avoid time with family and/or slip into a depressive ‘survival mode’?
I have been there..my daughter just got married recently and I found myself slipping into a very stressed out mindset. I was feeling unfocused and couldn’t complete one task at a time as I was overwhelmed with so many tasks at once.
I remembered by lifestyle coaching moto; “always keep in balance”. Balance..what does this word mean to you?
How do you feel when you are out of balance – certainly more stressed I bet! I took my own advice that I’ve been giving to clients for years and started to prioritize the tasks that needed to get completely by a certain timeline. Most important at the top of the list and working downward. Everyday I made it a goal to accomplish 2-3 of the tasks and cross them off as I worked down the list.
I set up time in my agenda each day for myself for my own personal wellness. First thing in the morning: Meditation and Stretching 30 min. this way I knew I would start my day off in a more calm and balanced way. Then I would have a healthy high Protein Smoothie for breakfast and then get my work day started.
I stopped multitasking and just focused on one activity at a time and noticed I was much more productive. Every hour I would take a 10-15 minute break to go outside in the sunshine, have a snack, water and stretch a bit. Throughout my working times I would stop to check my posture and make sure I was breathing deep and the breathe was reaching the upper chest area so I knew oxygen was getting to the brain. Drink lots of water and snack every 2-3 hours on a something small that contains protein.
Wow, my to do list started shrinking rapidly and yet I was feel balanced and calm. Amazing how great this worked.
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Some great tips from John Spencer Ellis:
- Take lots of breaks
- Stop multitasking
- Follow through
- Be flexible
- Cultivate relationships
- Check your ego
- Step away from the work
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