Remember that stress doesn’t come from what’s going on in your life.
It comes from your thoughts about what’s going on in your life.
I shared this on my own blog last week – it’s a quick reminder that you can’t create images that tug at people’s heartstrings if your own heart isn’t in the game!
I’ve lived in Florida for almost eleven years, and we’re all used to the same thing in the rainy season. The day typically starts sunny and beautiful. Then, a few clouds roll in around noon, and usually, after 3-4:00 PM, there’s a full-blown thunderstorm. After that, humidity usually skyrockets – but through the whole process, everyone knows it’s coming. Boaters make it a point to follow the weather report, and if it’s going to be bad – they plan accordingly.
So, why can’t we as business owners learn to recognize the same signs when things are stormy with work? I get that I’m a work in progress, but you’d think I could see burnout coming just like the weatherman can predict and forecast an upcoming storm.
This is a short post with just one goal – we all have to deal with a long list of daily challenges. So when the trolls take over, whether they’re real or not, learn to step away. Learn to take a break, before you crash and burn! Don’t respond or react to stress. Instead, step away from the business and do something relaxing. Phone a friend; put some music on; take a walk – whatever it takes, just like when you were a kid – go to recess!
You can find anything on the Internet:
1. Dance it out
2. Go for a walk
3. Talk about it
5. Go to bed earlier
6. Focus on what you can control
7. Reminisce about good times
8. Ask for a hug