Ways to move forward during stressful times

I’ve been thinking about the techniques that work for me when things are stressful and thought I’d share in case they help you.

Zoom Out: It helps me to take a step back to look at my career from a broader view. Today is just one day and one part of a larger story. In my experience, times of change have produced a lot of growth. It helps to remember that.

Zoom In: To counteract feeling overwhelmed, I choose a very limited set of accomplishments (1 to 3) per day to narrow in on and aim to check those off. My to-do list is always too long, and while it might not be possible to get everything done, it helps my mental health immensely to get those “must-dos” closed out by the end of the day.

Zoom To the Present: When I just don’t know what to predict or expect, it helps to stay grounded in Now. If I pause to assess, I notice that today, I have what I need – my family, my home, my health, my job, my breath. Meditation can help with this.

Tomorrow is another day.

Photo by Matt Bowden on Unsplash

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