I got this advice in a recent email and thought it was worth sharing with you all. I’ve heard it before, and you have probably heard it before, but sometimes we need a little reminder to keep us focused on what is important.
“This is a busy time of year for everyone and can be very stressful. One way to try to reduce that stress is to look at whatever you are worrying about. Then ask yourself, “Will this still be important in 10 minutes?” Clearly if the answer is no, let it go.
Then you gradually expand the time frame to help you decide how much energy and importance you should continue to give to what was stressing you out.
Will it be important in 10 hours?
How about 10 days, or 10 weeks, or 10 months?
The idea is to only give as much attention and problem solving as something is really worth in the bigger scheme of your life goals.
Helpful for anyone who has a tendency to get stuck in an obsessive thought loop that’s
not moving you forward.
I know that happens to me, even more so when I’m already stressed. Can you relate?
I hope this tip helps you too!”
Another good tip is “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
If there is anything I can do to help you feel less stressed, such as getting your home de-cluttered and organized, having it staged so it sells faster for a better price, design work for major repairs or updates, everyday decorating to suit your lifestyle and taste, or even just picking out a paint color that will help you enjoy your space more, I can do it all. Contact me and you will feel the relief immediately.
I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy, healthy holiday. All the best to everyone going into the new year.