I can’t say I love EVERYthing about my job, and if I’m being honest, there are some days I wish that all the hard work, late nights, and sacrifices that come with being my own boss would disappear! I’m not a tech expert by any means and I spend a lot of time worrying about getting things right for my amazing students so they can have the success they dreamed of.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll know that being an entrepreneur is a full time job and we don’t just stop at 5pm and close the laptop.
But it can lead to burn out if you don’t take time to relax and make space for your own wellbeing,
So with that in mind, I’ve put together a little anxiety-busting tips post on How To Reduce Stress, to keep you all super chilled and as free from anxiety as can be.
THREE THINGS TO REDUCE STRESS
I like to ensure I take a little ‘me time’ every day to ensure that I stay one step ahead of the game and fully in control of my business and life.
So if I could pick three things that I love to do to help me relax and reduce stress, it would be these:
👩💻 Turn off the social media – that’s right! Even if it’s downing my phone at 6pm to enjoy a quiet dinner with the kids, I try and put the phone down and not engage on social until the next day – though it’s easier said than done.
💅 Pampering. I love my nails done.. love a facial, and having my hair done… a little bit of pampering works wonders for my mood and lifts me right up! I’m not saying you should all head to the beauty salon right now, but if you can take time to have a long bath with some essential oils, or you can take ten minutes to stick a lovely face mask on, or light a scented candle and relax for half an hour, it can bring you back to centre and give you a little boost.
🙏 Meditate. Seriously… taking time out to meditate can be wonderfully therapeutic. Whether I spend an hour or five minutes, I love these brief pauses in my crazy busy life.
HOW TO STOP WORRYING
We spend a lot of our time worrying about things. Things that have happened in the past, things that might potentially happen in the future. Things we have absolutely no control over.
Our mind is a wonderful thing but I wish sometimes it would just gimme a break!
The thing with worrying is it gives us something to focus on rather than trying to understand the root cause. And if we stopped for a moment to realise that, maybe we could get a decent nights sleep once in a while
When you’re a child, you don’t worry so much. Every day is just another happy day of playing and pretending and discovery. Imagine what we could do with our lives if we embraced that playful kid inside us and instead of looking for the negatives, embraced all the good things instead?
The next time you find yourself worrying about something that might happen… or could potentially go wrong.. take a deep breath and repeat the mantra “I am not my thoughts”.
Have you ever thought about how a click of a camera button has the ability to capture a moment in time? Pretty amazing! 📷 There are many once-in-a-lifetime memories that I love to reminisce looking through old photos, like embracing my son moments after he was born – he’s still the love of my life even though he now towers over me and leaves his socks on the bedroom floor!
But there are some day-to-day moments that make my heart happy, too, like seeing my little girl singing and dancing around the living room. I need to make an effort to take pictures of it so I can cherish the memory forever. Even just sitting in the coffee shop with my favourite drink and watching the world go by is also a little guilty pleasure. ☕
And I think in this day and age, when everything is running a million miles an hour, taking time out to enjoy the little things and feeling gratitude for what we have, is REALLY important.
We’re all so busy running coaching businesses and being successful that we forget to stop and take it all in. We’re all super stressed and we need to just slow down occasionally. Just take in those little day to day moments that we love and remember how grateful we are that we get to do this wonderful job.
DITCH THE SELF DOUBT
I don’t know about you, but there are times when we all doubt ourselves.
Whether it’s tackling a new piece of software (my personal worst nightmare!), being brave enough to try a new exercise class, or doing something we don’t normally do, many of us go in with the wrong mindset.
Oh the times I’ve uttered those awful words “this is impossible!” or “I’ll never be able to do that”… oh dear oh dear.
Self doubt is real people! And as humans, we love to tell ourselves the story that we ‘just can’t do it!’
But the way you talk to yourself has huge implications on your well-being. And there’s lots of research out there that tells us that a positive mental attitude can have a direct impact on our mental health and our ability to tackle a problem.
So why do we do it? Why do we catastrophize our situation constantly?
Well, it all comes down to survival and the complex way in which our brains work. Past experience or trauma can make us believe that the worst might happen if we do the thing we’re scared of, or how you’ll never be the thing you want to be because you’re just not worthy.
But there is a way to rewire your ‘silly brain’ and we teach this technique in our Introduction to Spiritual Life Coaching so you can help yourself and your clients to overcome their fears, worry less and become more positive in their outlook.
So are you ready to lead a stress free life, reject self doubt and lead a more positive, relaxed life?
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