How to Overcome the Pressures of Doing it All

December 23, 2010 By: Janna Chin Category: Mind Body Spirit

As the holidays are getting closer, you may find yourself feeling “stretched way too thin,” wanting to “pull your hair out” with all the things that need to get done. If you’re like most high-achieving women, you’re busy all the time, tending to all the details to make sure that everything is just perfect. As caring women, it’s easy to fall into the habit of taking care of everyone else. The idea of balance and calm becomes just an elusive concept far out of reach.

Although it may not seem like it, there is relief from overwhelm. There are little things you can do that can make a big difference with your energy level, productivity, and health to get you through the holidays.

Today’s article is a tip to get you started on …

How to Overcome the Pressures of Doing It All

We can learn a lot from children. Have you ever watched children play? They are so innocent, playful, and carefree… they really don’t have a care in the world except to have fun. As adults, we have too many responsibilities and can’t be carefree like children, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t be playful and carefree sometimes.

Sometimes, laughing and being silly is just what we need to “get a load off our shoulders.”

There’s a saying, “laughter is the best medicine.”

To get in touch with your playful, fun side, find an activity you enjoy.
The activity that you choose can be as simple as having lunch with a girlfriend, running on the beach, ice skating, taking a nature walk, or watching a funny movie. Make it a goal for yourself just to have fun and let go of the worries, responsibilities and especially that “To Do List!”

Take an hour or two out of your busy schedule, at least once a week just to have fun. Doing this for yourself will make all the difference in the world. You will feel a lot more energized and productive and your chances of playing a bigger game and getting to the next level will be much greater because you will feel a “big load off your shoulders.” You will feel energized, focused and able to handle anything that comes your way.

Personally, I love to have fun! I enjoy being playful and even silly sometimes. Laughter is one of my best coping skills for stress. To demonstrate what it looks like to be carefree, watch the video below of me doing what I love to do… train in the martial arts of Kung Fu.

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