Have you ever found yourself saying yes to something and eventually (or immediately) regretted that you didn't say no?
As a recovering people-pleaser I understand this urge to always say yes because you don't want to disappoint anyone. But eventually saying yes when I should have said no led to overwhelm and burnout.
Maybe you've been asked to do something you are great at or passionate about. Or, it's a request from someone you've always wanted to work with. Or, maybe saying yes will open up new opportunities. But in all reality no matter how good the opportunity is, it simply doesn't fit into your current schedule and priorities.
Years ago we started giving our clients a script for how to say no when they wanted to say yes. Sometimes you just simply don't know what to...
Rest is one of the most important things you can do to take care of your physical, emotional, and mental health. And the practice least utilized by most people! Why? Maybe it's because they believe a myth about rest, and it is sabotaging their efforts without them even realizing it. Let's talk through a couple common myths about rest so you can identify them and break the cycle of not getting enough rest.
Hands up if you believe you will get less done if you schedule time to rest and relax? So many people do! But, research proves you will get MORE done if you make rest a priority. Here's some interesting statistics about performance, rest, and relaxation from a Huffington Post article, Relax! You'll Be More Productive.
If I were a betting woman, I would say you have felt increased levels of stress in the last 30 days. How do I know? Because most of us have. From job stress to financial strain you are probably feeling the pressure of increased stress! While stress is a part of the human condition, you don’t have to let it run amok until you are forced to deal with dire consequences. You can learn how to recognize the common symptoms of stress and then manage it.
I bet you are not surprised by that at all! Check out these statistics from The American Institute of Stress. Yep stress is so high, and the consequences so great, we need a whole institute to study it!