Lily Tomlin once said, "For fast-acting relief, try slowing down." And really, this is the closest thing to the truth in stress relief, ever.
What generally happens when you become stressed? Well, you start trying to alleviate the stress instantly. You move in a hundred directionsat once, jumping from task to task. You take on more tasks, build up more obligations. In reality, you're taking upon yourself more potential sources of stress.
When you distress yourself constantly, it only adds fuel to the fire.
One way or another, it's going to happen. But what you must do is first put yourself in the right mindset.
Instead of jumping from issue to issue, leaving one thing unresolved (or poorly handled), stop. Just take a deep breath, look around what you're doing. Before you pick up the phone, or walk into the kitchen, or wherever you have to be for the next task. Just stop, take a breath; slow down.
Maxwell Maltz, author of Psych-Cybernetics, had a somewhat antiquated term. He called it, "Clear the calculator." This is what you must do. Stop, clear the calculator. Put one issue behind you so that you can approach the next task with efficiency.
So, take out a piece of paper. Write down: "I must solve..." And you do this for every stress, every obligation, that comes to you throughout the day.
When you add organization to your life - creating a list - you won't be consumed by chaos. Chaos and stress are friends; chaos and stress create our biggest enemy, crisis.
When you choose to "clear the calculator," when you set something aside to come back to it later... You are no longer in the Problem Persona - you have adopted the Solution Mindset.
And then you can begin moving forward with clarity.
The most effective way to really do this is using my S.U.N.S. Process.
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And remember: slow it down.
To YOUR Continued Well Being,
Angel R. Suarez