A couple of weeks back I read this very fascinating article that provided tips on how to make our lives less stressful, to lead simpler lives and accomplish more. I fell in love with the angle that the writer used in writing that article so I read it over and over again. I then picked out my favourite tips from the list as I was to give a speech on simplifying our lives. As you happen to be my favourite people, I decided to share these tips with you. Also be sure to visit the article’s original site as there are plenty more great ideas where these came from.
- Cultivate the practice of thinking through favours.
I am a yes machine. Saying yes comes a lot more naturally to me than saying no. I often in the past found myself saying yes to the most ridiculous requests. “Would you like to work the night shift while I go home and rest?” ‘Yes!’ “Can you give me $500?” ‘Sure!’ “Can you sign a 2 year phone contract for me?” ‘Absolutely!’ While you may laugh, all these are fact, I in the past agreed to such requests. As you can imagine none of them turned out well. For most of my life, my greatest shortcoming has been my inability to say no. I blame this on my relentless whim to please everyone.
There is a saying that goes, ‘once bitten twice shy’. After shooting myself in the foot one too many times, I finally had to learn. It would have been a lot smarter to think twice before committing to huge responsibilities. Better late than never right? Talk about being taught by the world. Over the past few years, I have taught myself to think carefully before committing myself to anything. Not too long ago I picked up a terrific trick to buy myself time to analyze things. I am not sure if you are familiar with Marie Forleo? Continue reading “3 Tips to Get Rid of Stressors”