Here are my tips for getting shit done without the stress!
There have been many suggestions by many gurus over the years of what someone should do to help them getting shit done (tick off never-ending task list that is in front of them) without getting too stressed. Now I’m not saying that what I write below will work for you but I have tried and tested every method I can think of over the years so the below is what I have found to be an effective form of meditation, relaxing of the mind with the aim of helping me to get my shit done (personal and work).
RUNNINGI find when I run I go into my own headspace and this helps to release any tension or stress that has built up over the day or week. Now, this wasn’t an easy art to perfect, this took me years. When I first started running (it’s been 8 years now) I needed to focus on my breathing, my running style, where I was running and even my steps, making sure my feet were in front of me. Running 3km’s was a mission and eventually built up to 5km and I still remember my first 8km Mother’s Day classic run. It took me a good two years before I was able to tune out and not focus on any of these things and started to more focus on the distance or pace of each run. Now I am able to not focus on anything while running which allows my mind to go in 10 different directions so I let my thought come and go as it pleases, not holding onto or thinking deeply about anything particular. This was a technique I learned called streamline meditation. It’s where you don’t focus on your breathe or a mantra but let your mind just flow. Works a treat! I have solved the worlds biggest problems following this. For me this is meditation.
WRITINGI have never been a big writer but starting this year (2017) I started writing monthly blogs. As an entrepreneur, we tend to believe we never achieve the goals we set out to achieve as we are always striving for the next big thing and so because of this I started writing monthly blogs where in fact it’s achieved two things for me.
- As I write down everything that’s happened in the month it makes me realise that we are moving in the right direction towards our goals and we are actually achieving things.
- This releases stress as it gives me time out to reflect on the month that’s been, clears my mind of any issues that have come up and how we have overcome them and some time out with myself. This time out is the biggest one I believe. Being able to have time with your own thoughts and putting pen to paper (well in my case fingers on keyboard to OneNote) helps to connect with oneself.