Welcome to a New Year! Stress or stress-less, that is the question as we begin a year under the cloak of Covid-19. What lies ahead, we do not know, but how we react to the situation we find ourselves in is the important matter.
January provides us with a blank slate waiting for us to write our own story. But, establishing a pathway of success is just not going to happen if you start the year with S~T~R~E~S~S…?
Stress is the body’s reaction to changes in life, from small annoyances to major overwhelm. It is an internal feeling of emotional tension and an external manifestation of physical discomfort. It can bring about feelings of frustration, anxiety, angry, sadness, fatigue, or nervousness along with many other physical, mental and emotional disorders.
How can you decrease or even eliminate stress? Let me help you sort it out. First, here are a few questions to ask yourself?
- Are you stressed, feel overwhelmed and have too many balls in the air?
- Do you lament that there is not enough time to accomplish all you need to do?
- Are you frequently searching for lost items?
- Is your desk a storage depot holding all your good intentions?
- Is your inbox overflowing with lost opportunities?
- Does your “to-do” list have enough tasks to keep you busy for the next 10 years?
If you answer YES to any of these questions, you might want to seriously consider how organization can make a difference in your life. Mastering life management skills saves time, money, space and energy with less clutter, less stress.
“Most of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do—it comes from not keeping agreements they’ve made with themselves. When you tell yourself you ought to do something and then don’t do it, you experience self-doubt and frustration. You can fool all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool yourself for a second.”
~David Allen, Don’t Manage Time, Manage Yourself
How to Minimize Stress
Your Turn — It is a choice: Stress or Stress-less
What would you say if I asked, “Do you plan to increase your stress throughout 2021?”
Well, maybe you are now a bit outraged and would most certainly say, “Are you kidding?”
Well, no I am not kidding. Basically, if you have no plan to relieve your stress level, then no plan means status quo! You are going to end up with the same level of stress your experienced in 2020. If you want things to change in your life, you have a choice — you can plan to make some changes in your every day life, changes on yourself and your environment, or you can simply do what you have been doing. Just remember, with no changes, you will end up with the same results you have right now. That’s where life management skills come in to play. These are the tools that smooth the pathway in the journey of life!
Start your plan, today!
What is your resolution or guiding beacon that will direct you to a life of less stress? If you need some help setting up a plan for the coming months or simply want more information of a stress-free life, connect with me HERE.
I want you to feel good about yourself and enjoy those things that have the most value for you! Take the next step in your journey of less stress throughout 2021 — start your plan to use Life Management Skills!
Happy New Year — Happy 2021!