3 ways to lower STRESS and Get things done

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Every mom knows there are always things to get done, therefore I say there is NO RUSH.  Going after each task, on thing at a time, allows us to focus and keeps our stress down.  If you are anything like me, you enjoy squashing unnecessary stress!  

1. Time management is great way to lower stress. Time Management is a skill that even the best of the best realize they can always improve upon. Dividing your time can be challenging because, let’s be honest, there is always something to be done. Being productive in life by setting goals and achieving them has built my confidence over time. As a wise man once said, "There is a place and time for everything."  I’ve been able to achieve much by planning things out, trial and error, and being flexible. It’s like eating that giant elephant one bite at a time and forgetting the rest exists until your done chewing. (A bit graphic, I know.)  It’s a slow, steady process, but when we keep going we can’t help but SUCCEED. It takes serious self discipline, but it can be done. 

Deciding how you will spend your minutes is a gift you can give to YOU.  Everyone gets to be the boss of their lives and divide each day into the time slots they would like.  Time is an equal opportunity employer.  You see we all get 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week as well as 30 day in a month and 365 days in a year.  The difference is that we each CHOOSE how to use our time based on our priorities. From there we make a plan and execute. 

2. Acknowledge what you want. No need to be shy about it. Let's call a thing a thing. Do you need more sleep? Time out with a friend? A fun family day? Time solo? What is it that you want to have time for, but it seems that it never gets done? Naming that thing is the first step to getting it done. Share with me in the comment section below. Let's encourage each other to keep going and find ways to get done what needs to get done. 

3. Get back to the basics. We all need food and sleep. Are you getting yours? Going to bed at the same time each night is a challenge. I mean every morning going to bed by 10 sounds wonderful and doable. And then it happens. The house gets still and I remember all the things I'd like to accomplish. It takes great self control, but I'm never disappointed when I get great sleep! It is worth every muscle of self control I used when I told myself "lights out".  Same with meal times. My body thanks me when I eat good food and eat it often. It functions so much better than when I'm starving and getting a "hungry" headache. 

As we enter into the weekend let's remember why we do what we do.  We enjoy making money, solving problems, and loving on our families. Let's keep this in the fore front of our mind. We are a success. We do so much right!  After all, what more can we give then our best? If you've found this article helpful in anyway please leave a comment below. I look forward to hearing from you!