My Three Steps to Success
I’m sure everyone has some sort of stress in their life. Even the glamourized lives of people you see on your news feed or on TV deal with things that stress them out. It’s all about how we deal with our stress that makes working towards our goals worthwhile. As soon as this week’s discussion topic was posted, I knew I had to tell you about my stress busting formula, which saves me during my busiest times, and allows me to slow down and enjoy the outdoors when needed.
No matter what is stressing me out – it could be housework, errands, health and family or work – I have the same remedy. I find that these three things help me keep it together while running our two businesses from home, and managing to squeeze in daily outdoor adventures.
1. Write it down! I’ ll start with this one, because it has been the most effective tool to help beat the stress while raising two young children and working from home. If you have a goal that you don’t think you have the time for, write it down. Make a list and start checking things off. Maybe over the next couple days some of the things on your list disappear as circumstances change. It helps me manage my stress because my thoughts are out on paper and I can now focus on one task at a time. Once they are all checked off I always feel a sense of accomplishment.
2. Get outside! This one is probably just as important as number one. Getting outside, disconnecting, and enjoying the beautiful place I live in, allows me to reflect on my progress and puts things in perspective moving forward. I don’t think it’s possible to be stressed out when you’re in the middle of nowhere on a beautiful day surrounded by awesome people.
3. Ask for help. For me, this is probably the hardest of the three steps. I have to remember that asking for help doesn’t mean I am surrendering, especially if it’s helping me knock those things off my list. I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for all of the help that I have received from grandmas, grandpas and from my husband who steps in for appointments, cooking, and making sure the kids get a few solid hours of time outside each day.
These three things helped me immensely when dealing with the everyday stresses that go along with starting a business and raising a family. The reason I decided to become self employed: to have the flexibility to be able to adventure outside with my family when we need a break to reconnect with ourselves and our vision.
Written by: Nora Moll