Happy New Year!
It’s funny isn’t it that every new year we want to make a new start as if there is a start and the end of the issue that we have, and that life is just in the middle of it. I mean it’s just an ongoing process isn’t it?
But we, as people, we do like milestone’s and the New Year is a good time to have a milestone. I totally agree with that. I had been doing the same thing over and over again for many years until I’ve discovered that it didn’t really matter when I did my commitment for starting anew. So these days I don’t plan to do that much for New Year, instead I do it when the issue pops up and when it’s important for my life in that moment. So I have many new starts over the year instead one big new start on the 1st January, and that makes it, to me, easier to follow.
Imagine the perfect workday: Everything goes smoothly, you reach your goals and everyone is very content with what comes out of it. Your clients are just amazed by what you’re doing and there is no complaints at all.
But that’s not how it is really, right? You get so stressed out because you never reach your goals and there is always someone who hasn’t done their homework, someone who hasn’t done their deal and you feel you’re just struggling with people who don’t care about what they’re supposed to do.
They don’t reach their deadlines and when they don’t get their deadlines, you don’t get your deadlines. And you are the one that is responsible for it, it’s kind of your fault. Or at least that’s the feeling you get.
Today I want to talk about something that’s really close to my heart. It’s the question; Why do so many people get stressed out and even get sick from it?
Even though we know so much there are still so many solutions out there. There are literally endless solutions out there, but it’s still the fastest growing disease maker in the world right now.
Three Tips to Get Enough Quality Sleep
Being a business leader means needing to be productive and being productive means that you need to make sure you’re getting enough sleep. I’m sure you’ve struggled in the past with getting a full night’s sleep. And even if you think you’re getting a full night’s sleep, your brain might still be switched on.
That leaves you in a bit of a predicament…because you aren’t really getting the ‘quality’ sleep you need as a business leader.
When you’re in a stressed out state, it’s often extremely difficult to switch your thinking and find ways to de-stress. And I know how it feels…
You don’t know what to do
You don’t know where to even begin
And the more stressed you are, the harder it is to think clearly……
Time. Our most valuable resource. Something that ticks away day after day. But unlike money or materialistic items, we can’t buy more time.
We’ve all got the same amount of time in a day -24 hours. No one has more and you don’t have less. It’s equal. But it all comes down to prioritising your time. If you ever find yourself saying ‘I don’t have the time to look after myself or I can’t, I have to work all the time’, then I’ve written this with you in mind. If you’re not taking ownership of your time, somebody else will.
Sometimes it can feel like stress has the upper hand on us. If you’re a business leader stress is something that you’re going to come up against at times. But there are some simple and easy ways to harness stress and keep it under control. Now, if you know me, I’m always talking about treating stress on a deeper level. There’s no such thing as a ‘quick fix’.
But today, I’d love to share with you 3 quick tips to use as a temporary fix when you’re in moments of stress. Just remember, these tips won’t cure stress 100% but they will give you a much needed sense of relief.
Let’s take a look at my three best tips…
If you think you’ve got a bad or unhealthy lifestyle, let me tell you that you’re not alone.
Not just right here in this moment, but winding the clocks back.
The other day I came across an 18th century article written by a medical doctor called Abraham Back. He was friends with the world famous Swedish Botanist; Carl Linnaeus, the guy who systematised the whole plant ecosystem. I’m sure you’ve read about him in school.
Before I start…yes….I know what you’re thinking.
‘Why is Dr Annika talking about new year’s resolutions in March?
Well, there’s a very good reason.
I want to start by asking you a question.
– Stressed Out?
– Don’t know where to start to reduce your stress?
These are all common challenges my clients face.
But you might have different questions that I haven’t covered on my blog just yet. So today’s blog is going to be a little different.