Is it just me or is stress almost celebrated in our culture? Both spouses work full time, kids go to school, then there are the extracurricular activities. How do we keep up with all we commit to do? The older I get, the more I feel led to simplify. Within that simplifying comes the joy of only hanging out with people who really like themselves, making my home and yard a sanctuary, and enjoying my dogs and family. Now that I have “slowed down”, I can see the abundance I live in.
So how about you? Are you still on the hamster wheel or are you able to stop and smell the roses? The title of this piece is “Less Stress, More Success”. I hope these ideas spur you towards finding and building your abundant, happy life!
When you get stressed:
Take time out to breathe. Breathing centers you and dissipates all of those stress chemicals floating around in your brain. Once you are centered and calm, you can start your day over and be in charge.
Prioritize. When there are too many to dos, take some time to write down and prioritize all the things you need to get done. Prioritizing makes it possible to focus on one thing at a time. Tackling projects individually assures you will do your best work on each and every task.
Meditate. Did you know your conscious mind has dozens of filters that shut down your creativity? It’s true. Meditation taps into your subconscious mind where no filters exist. Your subconscious mind can access the collective conscious and find the answer to nearly any problem. You can ask your higher self how he or she accomplished y or z. There is pure freedom and relief from linear human existence in the subconscious.
Delegate. Easier said than done, I know. After all, no one gets a project done better than me, myself, and I – right?! The thing is, it is exhausting to handle all of life on your own. Pass some tasks off and be okay with the results.
Plan Ahead. Can I confess, this is my favorite stress reduction tool. If you think about what is ahead you can run unlimited scenarios through your mind. When you run scenarios, you can work on roadblocks to success and any difficult feelings that come up. Having completed a dry run before doing something allows you to flawlessly run through your plan. Well maybe until your child colors on the wall or the dog pukes up the crayons he just ate. Anyway, happy planning!
And there you have it. I promise you, if you stress less, your success will skyrocket!
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All the best!