"I learned not to OCD and make a more realistic schedule."
How I did it:
My # 1 goal!!! I wanted to learn how not to
spazz out then I realized for me it would be a lifelong challenge the
way an addict has to remain abstinent. I have to avoid stress. I learned
through therapy how to schedule my days without stress. I took away my
daily to do lists, and made color coded blocks of time for 5 main areas
of my life (They are personal, work ,education, chores and
cooking/eating). I block out periods of time when I need these things
accomplished. I also include any appointments where other people are
involved, and things that have due dates. Finally any chores that are
very important to get done on certain days are on post-its on the side
of my fridge.The new system scared me the first day and after that its been great. I have been doing this 4 days now and really like it.
I want to do one hour of work today and then shower and head to my friends party , and thats what I am going to do.I hope this helps anyone with stress!
Lessons & tips: I learned 5 points to remember and decided to edit this post and add them here, as I have a new revelation:
I hope this helps anyone with stress.....I got this from consulting my life coach as well as my boyfriend!!!! He knows me well and the life coach seems like a reliable source.
- When working the next day , get 6 hrs sleep, preferably 12- 6 AM so I can still do everything else I need to do in a day, not just work and feel like everything else got sacrificed.
- Dont sweat the small stuff (and its all small stuff).
- Time the internet usage that happens in the AM during breakfast, so I don't waste too much time and end up late for things.
- Avoid stores during peak hours during the HOLIDAYS!
- Be kinder to my inner - child.
*** I later realized to also use a timer in instances where Id be online or doing anything engaging, and theres somewhere I need to be by a certain time.
- self help books such as "The Secret"
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