Keep Stress from Sabotaging Your Productivity
Last week I attended the AADMM (American Association of Daily Money Management) Annual Conference and came back to work with an incredible list of things that I need to implement in my business. As I was going through my notes and making a list of action items, I began to feel the stress building in me over all the time it was going to take, on top of what I am already doing. I was feeling so overwhelmed and it suddenly struck me that this is the feeling many of my clients, and others, get all the time regarding their personal finances, and indeed, their lives.
Here’s how I handled it and maybe it will help you too. I walked away from my stress-inducing list for a bit and sat myself down for a calming moment. I forced myself to think about how to deal with it, and recalled that when you have something that is overwhelming you, it’s best to break it down into small pieces and to realize that Rome wasn’t built in a day! I set some priorities and will focus on doing the 3 most important things first. I will work them into my schedule because they are important.
So my advice is to avoid looking at the whole picture. Focus on a small chunk of it, do it until it is done, and then move on to the next piece. You will feel much better! Keep a list of your successes…it will really boost your spirit to see all that you have accomplished!