Keep it Simple
One of the primary sources of stress that we can all relate to is the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Our days quickly fill up with everyday distractions or last-minute time wasters that arise.
You may be thinking, "So, how do I simplify my day?"
You have already taken the first step—realizing that there is something wrong with the picture here.
The following approaches I’ll provide are all great examples. I encourage you to experiment with one or two and choose which one works for you based on *OCBDM* (outcome based decision making).
Here are some ways that have worked for me…
One task at a time.
You may be surprised to find out that you’ll get a lot more done, and much more effectively, when you put all of your focus on one thing at a time.
Time block 10, 30 or 60 minutes every day to do something that makes you happy. You owe it to yourself and those around you. This will promote clarity in the rest of your day and week.
Try to identify the most important and remove the rest. Knock out your most important tasks first before you begin anything else on that to-do list.
The perfect day.
What does your perfect day look like to you? What is it exactly that makes it perfect? Think about how simplicity falls in to place here. How can you apply the meaning of that day to your actual everyday life?
Space it out.
Your mind and body are just like a battery. When you fail to fuel or re-charge it, you fail to prepare yourself for quality work. This stems all the way from getting to bed on time to taking a small break in between tasks to reset.
The key here is to limit stress as much as possible. Constant work on stress management has been an absolute game-changer for me. I guarantee that the implementation of any one of these practices will change the way you feel about your day-to-day.
"Become the person who would attract the results that you seek.” –Jim Cathcart