This week was the beginning of lock-downs, isolation and working from home in Aus. With this comes uncertainty, fear and feelings of doubt and loss. Putting many of us into a highly-stressed state.
My tips to manage this stress are:
Have purpose. Without a goal, we have no direction. This contributes to feelings of loss, doubt, confusion... use each day to grow, learn and progress; if we have clear goals to focus on, we will foster more positive emotions of fulfilment and pride. Start with the BIG PICTURE. Who do you want to be in 6 months? What do you want to achieve? Break this down into monthly, weekly and daily goals. Each evening write down to-do lists for the following day. Having a clear schedule will keep us busy and on track; rather than focusing on the uncertainty of our current world, we can succeed in what we want to achieve. These positive emotions will mitigate anxiety and stress caused by the unknown.
Establish & maintain habits: our habits shape who we become. Our daily actions lead to future success. Consistent habits, provide structure. Develop lifestyle routines (sleep rituals, water intake, goal setting), nutrition (meal prep, food tracking, water intake, supplements), training (home-workouts, steps, cardio, mobility and stretching). Turn weaknesses into strengths: Take note of your weaknesses and come up with a plan to work on these every day. With consistency, the weaknesses you focus on will become strengths. Become educated in areas that benefit you. Use this time to LEARN! Aim to learn one new thing daily. Dedicate time to growth, progression and focus on YOU.
Connect: We are experiencing lock-downs, isolations and containment – it doesn’t mean we can not connect with others. And this is so important for overall health. Keep communication up with phone calls, video chats and social distancing catch ups.
Starting my Sunday with my usual ritual. Coffee, weekly reflections and setting next weeks goals. Thanks @elitesuppsaustralia for keeping me stocked up!
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