Having too many goals and plans in life is good as far as it goes. It makes you feel excited in life, it makes you feel worthy and being productive but it can have a downside that can make more harm than good. One of the biggest downsides is stress. Stress level tolerance depends on from a person to person and can have a long-term impact on the body and overall health such as increased blood pressure and also increased blood sugar levels. The best thing to do in order to achieve your goals and everything on work and life level and keep yourself in good health without all the additional stress is to find balance. Here are some tips how you can find the balance and achieve your goals without stressing yourself.
1. Split Your Goal On Smaller Pieces
If you have for example one year plan, try to split it into 12 smaller month plans so that you can work as you go. If you only look at the big picture sometimes you can get lost and over stressed.Having smaller plans will keep you motivated and will clear your head.
2. Be Realistic
Don’t expect miracles overnight for whatever you are working on. Don’t set up your expectations over the edge because you will lose your enthusiasm and motivation; also, if you achieve something more than you expect for the time frame you will be much more satisfied and happy.
3. Have Fun While Working
Even if you have a type A personality and you are workaholic, you have to take time and be aware of the present moment and have fun while you are working rather than rushing to get things done. Your day will be better and you will enjoy your work more.
Organization is one of the best stress-cutting tools. Try to organize as much as you can several days before. Organize your budget, meetings, priority tasks, and other things that need to be done. Set up a day in the week when you will do the organization for the next week so that you are prepared in advance.
5. Find Time For Friends and Family
This is really important is dealing with stress especially if you are working on a high demanding job. Every human being needs support from friends and family after all. Find time to catch up with them during the week and have fun. You will feel much more relaxed at work after that.
Meditation is the most powerful tool for dealing with stress. A lot of people avoid meditation because it looks a really serious discipline but actually everything that you enjoy doing can be a powerful meditation and stress reliever -you don’t have to sit in a guru pose and chant mmmmmm(haha). Choose something that you really like doing. It might be signing, dancing, having a midnight walk and practice it daily.