TO REDUCE NEGATIVE STRESS: STOP

STRESS.

It’s June 22, often in our industry, this is peak STRESS.

In 1996, we worked 60 plus hours a week.  STRESS.

In 2002, the same, 60 hours a week.  STRESS.

In 2017, 45-50 hour a week. STRESS.

IN 2020… STRESS… 40 hours.

For systems, it’s ALL-NEW, OR A LOT OF IT… STRESS.  When it was “the old company” I hear many STRESS STORIES AS WELL…STRESS!

So TO REVIEW:

It’s not how many hours you work.

And it’s not what organization you are in.  STRESS IS REAL.

BUT IT IS ALSO MANAGEABLE:

QUICK. IMPORTANT.  IMPACTFUL TIPS.  I HAVE LEARNED.

  1.  STOP.  Regroup.  Take a timeout.  Literally for 5 minutes, just take a deep breath.

  2. PRIORITIZE AND EXECUTE.  What are the 3 things you must get done?  Write those down.  Focus on them.  Repeat.

  3. LOOK FOR HELP!  SCREAM FOR HELP!  You are not ALONE.  Stress comes from working only by yourself.  You haven’t asked for help.  You haven’t reached out.  And if you have it went unnoticed.  Ask again.  Or think.  Who could help me?  What’s my hang-up?  What’s my kink in the hose?  Who here can be of assistance to help me prioritize and execute what I need to get done?  550 people here are willing to HELP YOU AND YOUR TEAM, YOU JUST NEED TO ASK.

LASTLY, you SIMPLY CAN NOT BE BLESSED AND STRESSED.

Start a gratitude walk.  Write down each morning or night 3-10 things you are grateful for.  It’s impossible & proven, you can be blessed and stressed.

 

GO!

Joel

 

P.S.  Growth is SUPPOSED to feel uncomfortable.  It’s ok, live in it.  Laugh about it.  It’s going to be just fine!  Better than fine, it’s gonna be awesome.  God promises!

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