I love to watch the sunrise. It’s the beginning of a new day. A fresh start. No stress is present. It is purely beautiful in it’s own right. It is calming in it’s simplicity. It is best seen outside. Listening to the birds waking up. The air is clear, cool and clean. Go outside and walk around to enjoy the sunrise. Whether it be a walk around the block or just to circle the house.
Mornings are my best time of day. I am wide awake and fairly energetic. I’m talking 5:00 in the morning. Can anyone relate to this? Ready to take on the day. It wasn’t always this way. Unfortunately. Stress inhabited my well being most of the time. Stress stole my energy. I let it happen. I worried, a lot.
So how do I manage the stress, now? By writing it down. Making a plan so I am not caught unaware. Being proactive in my thinking. Planning lets me be in control of my day. Of course not everything can be planned. There are surprises and circumstances that cannot be controlled.
By putting what stresses you on paper and planning how you will handle it, makes a huge difference in your day.
Use Your Life Planner To Reduce Stress
By planning each day, you can anticipate what you need to accomplish. Knowing what bills are due, meetings that must take place, household chores that need to be done, family needs and such will allow you to get it all done. What a stress relief that is. There is nothing worse than a missed deadline.
Stress Points – Write It Down
Write down on a scrap piece of paper, all the areas of your life that you worry or stress about. Finances, family, job, or you get the picture. Maybe you are in the middle of a renovation project. The mere act of writing this down will allow you to see it and make decisions on how you need handle it.
Plan The Steps To Tackle Your Stress
Next you need a plan of action. What steps do you need to tackle your stress points? It doesn’t need to happen all at once. Baby steps are fine. A mountain wasn’t formed in a day. Don’t try to do too much at one time. That will discourage you and bring more stress.
Set goals and map out how you will accomplish these.
Have A Deadline
You must have an end point. You need to be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. A measurable deadline will give you the energy to continue to move forward. Once you have accomplished one goal, this give you momentum to finish the next.
Now take that plan of action for each stress along with it’s deadline and transfer it to your life planner. This way the planner will keep you on track.
Now, keep your planner open and use it daily. Daily use will keep you moving forward.
What ways do you have for dealing with stress? Do you use your life planner for this?