Monday, October 1, 2012

Reducing Stress Part 2

You have so much to do you just want to DO NOTHING
Some days you just have to do nothing. Other days it's time for a plan!
Words to live by (click here and come back and read)

I love this story:

A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden, The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and no
sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, In the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel... She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?' She again smiled and answered, 'You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?...
''Yes," was his incredulous reply..
She answered, 'Well, today I didn't do it.' ♥

So you do this occasionally....but what about the rest of the time?  What do you do to reduce your stress.

Prioritize you to do list:
  • Easy to do with a big impact
  • Easy to do with a small impact
  • Hard to do with a big impact
  • Hard to do with an easy impact
and you do your to-do list in this order.  Everybody's definition of "easy to do" and "impact" are different.  Personally unloading the dryer and/or dishwasher fall under the HARD TO DO column and I despise these chores so much it doesn't matter the impact.  

This can be done at home or at work.  No matter what is on your "to do" list and no matter where it is put it in these categories and tackle each one at a time.  The easy to do with a big impact list...once it is completed you will feel so much better because you accomplished a BIG IMPACT.  

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