Life isn’t always easy. We all get the same 24 hours. Some of us just cram more into it than others. Therefore, creating more stress. It can get overwhelming. It can sometimes feel like there’s not enough hours in the day.
These are 5 ways to deal with stress
Number 1: Quick Workout
Sometimes you just don’t have the time to workout. You may not have those 45 minutes or that hour to spare. Not counting the time it takes to drive to the gym, get your workout in, drive home and freshen up.
That’s at least 90 minutes to 2 hours of time that you need to block out in your day. If you don’t have the time, spread it out throughout the day. You will deal with your stress throughout the day. Every hour or so, bang out a set of pushups. Got a couple minutes throughout the day to spare, do some crunches, pushups, lift some weights, whatever you can do, find a way.
You’ll be surprised how many reps you get done throughout the day. I have done as many as 300 without even noticing.
Try it for 1 day. A quick 2-3 minute workout every hour. Then let me know how you feel in the comments.
Number 2. Put Fun Stuff on Your To-do List
Don’t let your to-do list be all boring, business stuff or work stuff. Granted, if you’re like me and you like what you do, then that might not be a problem. But most people have to do what they have to do, which is sometimes not enjoyable.
So throughout the day, sprinkle some fun stuff in your agenda. Maybe give yourself 30 minutes to an hour to play ball. Close to the end of you list, catch a Laker game. That just makes you excited and will help you deal with your stress.
You’ll think to yourself “YEAH!”
Number 3. Take a day off
It’s good to have a lazy Sunday. You can get so stressed out throughout the week that you need to take some time off. You just need to deal with your stress.
How do you know when to do it? When you are so overwhelmed that you aren’t being productive anymore. If you’re not being productive, take the rest of the day off. Even if you’re burnt out by 11am or by noon.
Go to the beach. Watch a movie. Spend time with the kids. Just take your mind off of your stress.
Then come back, and CRUSH IT when you’re ready.
Number 4. Stop pretending
You don’t have to impress anyone. If someone wants to know something you don’t know, don’t pretend that you do. Don’t let their stress become your stress. Just be honest and say you don’t know.
What’s the worst that’s going to happen? They will perceive you as weak? Or dumb?
Oh well. You honestly don’t know what you don’t know. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn. This puts in your mind to learn something new. That’s intelligence.
Number 5. Get Rid of the People Causing You Stress
This is the most important one to me. It was the most important when I started venturing out on my own, and it has not changed.
There was many people that didn’t believe in me. Many people saying “Maybe you should get a steady job with a steady paycheck.” Or “Why do you spend so much time on the computer?” Or “How come you don’t want to come to the bar with us, you never want to hang out.”
Even my kids mother wasn’t a believer. “You’re neglecting us!” Yeah! Neglecting them while they were sleeping. I wouldn’t even sleep in. But she thought I was just wasting time on the computer. But of course I can’t get rid of my kids mother. Or my son. (Not that I want to)
But other people, even family, you just have to distance yourself. They can affect you negatively. It can take a toll on your productivity.
Get rid of those negative nancies, or as Victor Pride calls them, those crabs in a pot.
Focus on the positive in your life.
Take these tips and start improving your productivity immediately.
You won’t regret it.
See you next time