I don't have time. Breathe. I've got you.
You’re tired, you have a million things to do. You don’t know where to start. You’re just ticking the things off the list as best you can. You know it’s not the best way, but at the moment it’s the only way you know. You have no time to do the things that you really want to do (and doing nothing is one of those things). And that because you don’t have enough time to do the things you need to do, your stress levels are creeping ever higher.
I spoke to a friend last week and when they mentioned that they had worked from 8:30am to 1am last Monday. My eyes nearly popped out of my head!
This is not healthy, not sustainable, not productive, not efficient nor enjoyable (to say the least).
Self-care and wellness has been gaining more recognition and importance over the last few months. And while I am a huge fan of purposefully relaxing, lighting a candle and putting on a face mask. It is becoming increasingly clear that this is just a quick fix, a plaster to the potentially very dangerous wound of stress.
This is why I created the Stress and Time Management workshop and why I’m inviting you to either attend the workshop live or receive a copy of the workshop for free. I believe that feeling like you have no time, that believing you have a mountain of things to do adds to stress. And I want to help you create a little more breathing space. To bring in more control and calm into your personal and professional life.
Ways to actively create calm and feel more in control
Plan in your rest/down time - actively taking charge of your agenda and putting in time for you. I personally colour code my calendar, things that are for me are pink. This helps me keep myself in check when I don’t have enough (or too much!) rest/down time in my week.
Say no to things - one cause of stress that is possible to reduce. Is to stop saying yes to things that you know you don’t want, don’t have time to do. Saying no at the initial invite is one way that you can respect your time and it is a reminder to yourself that you can’t pour from an empty cup.
Check if it’s realistic - one of clients recently said that they wrote out all the things they HAD to do in one day. And that when they estimated the amount of time they would need to complete all the activities for the day, it was over 12 hours of work! Not all deadlines are hard deadlines. And many of our deadlines are self-imposed. Bring realism into your hours, days and weeks. Do yourself a favour and be realistic.
One of my favourite sayings is, “if nothing changes, then nothing changes”.
Therefore, if you continue doing things the way you are doing, what will happen?
And, if you TRY doing things in a way that could help you to feel less stressed, what could happen?
In my experience as a human being and working with people as a Career and Life Coach, there is no magic wand to having more time and being less stressed. But there are things you can do, ways that you can be, that can promote a healthier way to work and live.
If you want to take a step towards a more calm and balanced way of doing and being, register here to attend my free online Stress and Time Management workshop on Thursday 17th June 19:00 (GMT) / 14:00 (EST) or if you can’t attend live, as long as you’re registered you’ll automatically be sent a copy of the recorded workshop.
Just as with some of the information above, my aim for the workshop is to help you create a healthier, more sustainable way of working and being with less stress and more time.
During the interactive workshop we will look at:
Priorities and expectations
Planning, planning, planning
After this workshop I am confident that you will be able to focus more on how you spend your time, with more calm and less stress; in a way that supports your overall well-being.
If this sounds like something that would benefit you, register now. Because as I love to say to myself and to be honest anyone that will listen, “if nothing changes, nothing changes”.
P.S. If you know any friends, family or colleagues that would also benefit from attending the workshop live or receiving the replay; please forward the event registration link to them. I want to help as many people as possible! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stress-time-management-free-online-workshop-replay-available-tickets-158406695691
P.P.S. If you are interested in learning more about how I work with my 1:1 clients and my GROW, ARRIVE and new RISE coaching packages. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “I want to learn more….” and I would be more than happy to provide you with more information.