Showing Stress Who Is Boss
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Showing Stress Who Is Boss!

It took me a while to realize how stress messed me up – both physically and emotionally. That’s when I made a conscious effort towards showing stress who is boss! I’ve found that effectively managing stress reduces anxiety and helps me heal. Adding some strategies to my daily life has made a huge difference in how I feel and live.

Showing Stress Who Is Boss!

Identifying Peak Energy Times

I’ve observed that my energy levels fluctuate throughout the day. Mornings are when I’m most alert and focused. Aligning my most important tasks with this peak energy period enhances my concentration and productivity. This certainly helps the day go more smoothly.

Prioritizing and Planning

I’m not a planner – so it’s been a challenge for me to start doing this. However, something as simple as jotting down a list of things to do/ achieve for the day, has helped me at lot. Using my Bullet Journal more effectively this year has reduced stress.

Setting Realistic Goals

Setting goals that are realistic and achievable has helped me manage my stress. Breaking down tasks into smaller steps, creates a sense of achievement and lessenst he pressure that comes with larger objectives for me.

Mixing Things Up

Finding a balance between boring and exciting stuff works well for staying balanced. I recharge by mixing tough tasks with easier or more enjoyable ones. For instance, stopping to play with Lucky between more focused and demanding work acts as a great stress-relief strategy.

Avoiding Overcommitment

It’s crucial to avoid taking on too much. Trust me, I’ve learned my lesson. When I focus on one thing at a time, I do a better job and feel less stressed.

Communicating Boundaries

It’s not always possible to say no to more tasks, but being transparent about unreasonable demands has made people understand where I am coming from. I’ve realized that my mental health is infinitely more important than being nice!

Taking Breaks

Taking breaks is essential for managing stress, even though it can be tough. During these breaks, I might take a moment to do some puzzles, learn a new language (yay for Duolingo) or step away from my workspace to recharge. This approach has totally helped me handle stress and approach tasks with a fresh perspective.

Try to arrange things so that you can have a reasonable bit of quiet every day.

~ Evelyn Underhill

Seeking Support

Asking for help is so important. This is something I’ve struggled with, but am getting better at. Having my husband or house help assist me with daily tasks makes me feel less stressed.

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Empowering myself with simple, yet effective strategies transforms the way I experience and handle stress.

Remember, stress may knock on our doors, but it’s our choice whether to let it in or confidently declare, “Not today, stress, I’m the boss here!”

This is Day 28 of My 66-day Journey of Healing Through Writing and Sharing.


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An inspirational writer, a creativity and writing trainer/coach, I write about life, gratitude, healing, wellness, relationships at Everyday Gyaan. I offer training/coaching to anyone looking to explore their creativity and heal through writing via The Frangipani Creative, located in Secunderabad, India. You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for my weekly newsletter, Bytes of Gyaan, on Substack.

3 Comments on “Showing Stress Who Is Boss!

  1. I am currently using an app ‘ Level Supermind’ . If you have watched ‘The Ranveer Show’ on you tube, this app is Ranveer Allahbadia’s brain child. His podcasts are also quite interesting and insightful. But this app is just awesome, you can try that too. You will find journaling prompts, to do lists, guided meditation and workouts. I have tried many apps but none as good. It has helped me immensely manage stress and anxiety.

  2. I am a planner, I cannot function without a to-do list. I have a ritual of writing a to-do list for the next day, before going to bed. This helps me stay focused. On days, I don’t write a list, my day goes haywire.

  3. Remember, stress may knock on our doors, but it’s our choice whether to let it in or confidently declare, “Not today, stress, I’m the boss here!”
    I love this sentence. I’m going to print it out and stick it on my board!

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