Dealing with Stress When You Can’t Get Anything Accomplished

I had a podcast about a month ago that dealt with worry and stress. In this blog I will discuss about the same material I have already covered, but I will cover it again. Bottom line, we all face stress and we all may feel that we don’t cover ground that we feel we should be covering.

It could be that you have become so busy at work that when you want to work on something, you are tired and sleep. Or you can be so busy at work when you work that nothing seems to get done. This is stressful.

We may be pulled in every which direction that our work may never be completed and our lives are filled with distractions of distractions. We may have a project that we want completed, but our time is consumed of life.

We have all been there. Suddenly, we are very forgetful of all the tasks because we are downloading an encyclopedia every day in our brains and it is hard to keep up. It is no wonder why there is burnout amongst employees now.

Some people work  70 hours a week and the still get nothing they want accomplished. The fact is everything is demanding of our times and suddenly the things we had time for before we don’t have time for any more.

Life gets like this. How do you manage a stressful job, maintain the house, a relationship, money, health, have time for reading or learning, and if you are a writer work on your writing. It is no wonder why our days are a blur nowadays. Are we ever in the moment?

What do  we do when everything is demanding of our time? When we have responsibilities at work? At home? And to ourselves?

Suddenly I am even having trouble charging all my devices and they are dead when I am awake. What do we do?

When all electronics are dead when you are awake, it’s telling us that we need to recharge our batteries. We need to take time out for ourselves.

Here are  some tips on how to deal with stress and accomplish things.

  1. If you need time for yourself take time for yourself. Don’t be afraid to take time for yourself. You will have people, things, places, work, family and items competing for your attention. It is no wonder why all our memory is being filled on our devices and clutter forms in our houses. It is out of control. By taking a little time each day and let’s call it you time. You can accomplish what you need done. It can be for 15 minutes to 30 minutes, but at least you will feel that you have accomplished something.
  2. Pace Yourself. By pacing yourself, you can accomplish all you need to do. Don’t overbook yourself. If you know something is done at the end of the month, don’t procrastinate. Pace yourself and do it early. When it’s the end of the month and you will have your job completed, you won’t regret it.
  3. Have  time for fun. By having time for fun and spending it with those you care about or a hobby you care about, you can have that time to enjoy life. By fun I don’t mean by getting drunk or use recreational drugs, this is destructive behavior. However, having fun is a release. You need to laugh, go to places with loved ones, if you enjoy reading read. If you enjoy writing, write, or even music. We need to take time for these side passions. They energize us and make us whole. And even if we do a little bit of it, it’s the small progress that lead us to where we need to go.

These are some tips and the truth is you need to do with what works best for you. Take Time for yourself, pace yourself and have time for fun, you won’t regret it. And you will get through the hump. And you will come to a time where you will accomplish your projects in a short amount of time.

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