No matter what, just keep on going. If you give up now, you won’t know the many blessings that await you in the days to come. Oftentimes, our greatest battles simply prepare us for a wonderful future. ~ Atticus
There have been days that have been so overwhelming, that I just couldn’t stand a moment more. There were too many things to do, too little time, too many people asking me too many things. Before the internet (which I love for being able to do many things), I remember there being an end to one’s workday. Now you can be reached almost anywhere at anytime. If you say that you can’t be reached, it’s as though you have an attitude or you’re playing hard to get, or you’re a bit of a curmudgeon. What if all you want is a break? What if you NEED a break? Here are some things to make your life easier…to get that beautiful life that you want!
1. Plan Your Tomorrows, so you don’t leave it up to your Mood. If you make a plan in advance, you’re much more likely to stick to it, despite whatever else is going on, or how you feel when you wake up in the morning. You’ll feel much better for having accomplished things at the end of the day.
2. Make a list of those things that you have DONE. We often have a long list of TO DO’s, but it helps to feel the accomplishment of what we’ve completed.
3. Block off that time that you’re untouchable. Take 15 minutes here or 30 minutes there during your calendar day/ everyday, when you can forego certain meetings, not answer calls, and keep yourself involved in your most important work. It’s during this time you can get things done or ease back.
4. Repetitiveness can lower your stress levels. Repetitive behavior and rituals can be very effective in increasing focus and reducing stress. Our subconscious generates many of our thoughts both positive and negative; it can be reprogrammed not only with strong emotion but also through repetition as in Tony Robbins Priming Method. If your repetitive thought is “I will succeed” then subconsciously this will have a powerful effect on you; the scientific concept being that your brain is more susceptible to reprogramming under this condition of heightened emotion and repetitiveness.
5. Move on. We often give too much time to things that haven’t worked out. Some things can’t be changed. Move on. Don’t let the negativity sap your energy from what you can use for other things. Look forward, not back!
6. Create a bedtime routine that will help you wrap up loose ends, wind down, and sleep better.
7. If you can’t put down your phone before bed, turn it to Silence Mode to avoid having your screen throw off your circadian/sleep rhythms, and losing your “window” in which you’re most able to fall asleep.
8. Throw away some clutter. Looking around and seeing clutter, clouds your thoughts and freedom. Check out the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.
9. Write down your negative thoughts and get them out of your head. Getting them out of your head and writing them down helps to create that separation. Don’t elaborate what you’re jotting down-make it simple. It’s the process that’s important.
10. Treat Yourself. You’re still standing! “Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without faith and achievement” ~Helen Keller. Every day, you’re a day closer to accomplishing what you want to accomplish. You may be the only one aware of your accomplishments. Get a massage, get together with a friend for dinner. Even if for you going for a walk, is a treat…do it!