Our lives are pretty busy right? Schedules are jammed packed with to do list, webex, conference calls, phone calls, texts, emails, business trips and dinners. The weekend rolls around and it doesn’t stop. Work like a beast 4 to 5 days a week, the chill and get re energized the rest of the week. Right! Great intentions, but how often are you experiencing that?
So how can we possible make room for what we really want? More moments of pleasure and enjoyment instead of feeling stressed and overwhelmed? You’re not the only one feeling this way. If most of your days you feel like you’re caught in a turbulent storm, it’s time you discover how to make room for what’s important to you! You can hit the pause button to catch a break, so you can enjoy your achievements and relationships minus the guilt and pressure, and not just on vacation but during every day of your life?
Possible? Very much so! Let me share with you three simple yet highly effective ways you can do that. The best part is, you can begin practicing it immediately and start experiencing noticeable results.
Effective way 1. PAUSE – There’s so many moving parts in our personal and business world. Sometimes we are misunderstood, come across as brutes and bitches, or appear dis-engaged. In our tired, hazed and overwhelmed state we are off point and can make poor decisions and unhealthy choices. In those moments, we practice PAUSE. Say it to yourself! Say it out loud! The next time you find yourself getting heated, irritated say PAUSE! It’s a powerful word that can help your busy world slow down – literally, and give you room to get clear, step back, re-evaluate and re-connect in a controlled present state.
Effective way 2. PRIORITIZE – What must be done today? What can you clear from your calendar or delegate or politely say no to? Grab a pen and paper and write it down. This simple exercise will produce amazing clarity and relief – trust me on this.
Effective way 3. EASE – Begin your day with EASE, it’s like a slow release vitamin that will keep you centered throughout your day. Rise 20 – 30 minutes earlier to either get in an intense workout, (yes you can achieve more with an intense 15 min workout, than a 45 min moderate one), or meditate or do both. 20 min workout, 10 min meditating. Take a shower, and think about what you’re thankful for. Have a balanced breakfast of protein and complex carbohydrate, and get ready for a successful day! You will be more in control and clear, compared to starting your day scrambling and rushed.
If you’d like a copy of the worksheet to help you make room for what you want then send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
And, as always – to a better quality of life!