Yep you read that title correctly. I want you to learn how to design your own stressLESS life because I am tired of seeing women stop having fun when stress starts to pile up. Here are some ways you can start to do this:
1. Figure out how you want your day to look and do your best to make that happen.
Now look, I’m sure many of us want to wake up in a beautiful hotel on a tropical vacation most days but since we can’t wish that into action, we need to try some other things. Start with thinking about what you want your average weekday to look like. What activities are a part of it? Who is part of it? How do you want to feel during the day? Does this mean that you leave work on time instead of getting suckered into last minute projects so you can spend more time with your family? Maybe you need more sleep in the mornings – then you just might have to shorten your morning workout so you can get it in, or see if you can start your work day later. Your preferences for what you need in your day change over time or even during the different seasons, so don’t be afraid to reassess your day regularly and see what you can adjust to make sure you are giving yourself what you need.
2. Schedule in self-care.
You need to take care of yourself if you want to have stressLESS days — this will also cause you to feel good about yourself! Get that manicure or massage or yoga class into your calendar. When you see it in print, and you know you have time for it, the experience will be much more enjoyable then if you squeeze this in at the end of a busy day or set it up for a weekend and then beat yourself up because you should have been doing errands instead. Remember if you feel your best because you are taking care of yourself, it will be easier to take care of other areas of your life as well.
3. Remove the guilt.
I know you know what I am talking about.
Being busy doesn’t mean that you are going to have a good life. We can’t have the life we want if we feel guilty about wanting better things and more fun in our life. Stop thinking about all the things you want to do that you can’t and focus on what you can do right now instead that will give you those feelings that you want in your life. If this means saying no to other things (invitations, activities you don’t like, tasks you think SHOULD do but don’t want to), then just do that and be okay with it.
If you are interested in trying this out but reluctant to do it by yourself (and I get it because we there is no reason that you have to do this alone), then check out my StressFULL to StressLESS coaching package over here.