You can’t be stressed and fulfilled at the same time. Learn how to manage the pressure to accomplish more every day.
You already know you can’t be stressed and fulfilled, don’t you?
If there’s too much tension in our lives, it becomes impossible to perform well.
But why does it happen so much?
Why is it so easy to let distress get the best of us?
How it starts
Whether you have an office job or work from home, I’m sure you can make a list of the things that cause you stress.
Besides the discomfort the pressure causes, there are also the side-effects.
It’s like a snowball effect.
Things happen to you causing you to feel stress.
Because you’re stressed, you find it hard to focus, feel overwhelmed, and procrastinate.
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You can’t finish projects on time and the quality of your work is low.
The solution you come across is to work longer hours.
As a result, you do less of the things you love, even cutting down family and me-time.
Then, it comes a time when you’re close to a burnout and anxiety takes over.
You feel even more stressed.
And the cycle begins again…
For many of us, it takes a breakdown or worse to understand we have to do something.
It isn’t only about losing your temper more frequently or having problems sleeping.
Other symptoms are:
- Low energy
- Digestion problems
- Inability to focus
If its trigger isn’t eliminated or controlled, things get worse as time passes.
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Chronic stress makes it impossible to live a fulfilling lifestyle, let alone be productive.
How to break the cycle
Please, don’t wait until something “bad” happens to start working on your stress management skills.
Identify your triggers
What things/people/events tend to make you feel stressed?
Grab my [ninja-popup ID=11401]Dealing With Stress[/ninja-popup] sheet to start brainstorming about what generally provokes it and its effects on you.
Define your “why”
How much better will your life be once you start managing stress for good?
Which of the struggles you face now will become something from the past?
What things you’ll be able to? How will you feel?
Professional support speeds up the process and provides all the tools you’ll need going forward.
Another option is joining a support group for accountability and inspiration.
Avoid doing it on your own.
What can you start doing today to minimize the effects of stress?
Don’t wait for your next vacation or your favorite season.
There are many habits you can start implementing little by little that will lead you to a meaningful lifestyle.
Remember that no matter how it all seems to be, there’s a fulfilling lifestyle waiting for you.
Join the new and revised 52-Week Challenge For More Productive You today and start to create space in your schedule for the things and people you love.
Before you go
Can you answer the following question in the comments below, please?
How would you describe your stress management skills?