The past few weeks I’ve been asking people LOTS of questions about what they’re working on, what they’re struggling with, and how I may help. I then too their input and started writing daily emails and corresponding blog posts to help provide resources to alleviate their pain. So far the feedback has been good and any constructive feedback has been very helpful. The idea is to provide some helpful, simple, straightforward suggestions that can then be implemented into action steps.
That’s the biggest contributor for success – ACTION.
So, if you’re taking the time to actually read this, congratulations! You’re taking the first step toward success – you’re taking ACTION!
On that note, here’s another call to action, and it’s the next stress-busting tip!
Stress Buster #3 – Priority
The word priority wasn’t pluralized until the 20th century, and perhaps there’s a profound reason for that – the word itself implies MOST PRESSING. We can’t turn around and say, “these are the most.” No! There’s ONE THING that is MORE important than ALL the things.
How do we decide? Let’s ask Maslow.
We can’t get shit done until we have our basic needs met.
When considering your priority for the day, consider Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Base your decisions and your task list around that.
Yes, we all want to do really cool shit but it shouldn’t come at the expense of our basic needs. Anyone here ever skipped a bill to buy something we want instead? I know I sure have. Not the best decision, and afterward, I realized there are better ways. Pride is a motherfucker. Ask next time, Smash. Just ask.
Anyway, here’s your task for the day – find your priority, and stick with it. Use that as a foundation to make a list of all the other things that “need” to get done. Once you’ve made your list, walk away, breathe and stretch (sound familiar?!), and come back to it with a clear mind. Then, do an assessment of what needs to get done, and what you WANT to do. Need help deciding? Come back to Maslow. He knows his shit. Mark each item on your list with a N for need and a W for want. Then, start a new sheet of paper with two columns – one for need, the other for want. List your action/to-do items under each respective column.
WOW! BAM! SO much easier! *stress fades*
If you’re a bit behind on the emails and suggestions, look I’m not one to judge, my job is to help you. By job, I mean my purpose, my mission, MY PRIORITY. All I get from this is the satisfaction that I’m adding value to your life and being of service to our community. I’ve been keeping my blog updated, and you can access all the previously covered topics by going to this post.
All the best, to you and your journey,