We’re all trying to juggle so much these days and things can start to take their toll on our mental health when we feel under so much pressure The aim is to reduce stress as much as possible so we can enjoy our lives.
Know Your Why
Always know your ‘why’. Ask yourself why you are doing this job, living in the area, studying for this course. Knowing why you are doing something can help keep you on track when things get difficult. For example, say you start freelance writing on the side of your full-time job. If you know that your why is because you love writing and want to quit your job to travel the world then you will be more likely to stick to working on it every evening.
Don’t Compare Yourself
Don’t waste time comparing yourself to others. We are all on our own journey in life and yours will look different from someone else’s. And that’s ok. You come with a completely different set of circumstances to anyone else. No one has your background, your education, your personality, your likes, and your dislikes. You are completely unique and so it is pointless to compare your journey to someone else who comes with a whole different set of circumstances. Compare yourself to only yourself.
Take Time Off
We all need time off to recharge our batteries. When we are working towards big goals it can be hard to switch off or feel like we shouldn’t take a break. But when you take a break you will come back to the task at hand with a much clearer mind and will be much more able to tackle the challenges when you are refreshed. Take regular breaks in the day and switch off from screens and technology at night so that you give your brain a chance to wind down for a good night’s sleep.
Make sure you acknowledge your achievements by celebrating all of your wins. Plan a treat when you achieve a goal so that you have something to look forward to. Perhaps you can buy yourself a book when you reach your next business goal, go out for a meal, or use your posh bath products. It doesn’t have to be an expensive treat but having something lined up can help keep you on track.