Last week I felt desperately overscheduled. Between work, coaching, exercising and household chores, I didn’t feel like I had a minute to myself. When I feel this stressed-out, I feel like I am just going through the motions of life, and not living up to my potential.
I’m sure you’ve experienced these same feelings, but how can you feel less stressed and more productive? It’s time to take a step back, and get a new perspective on your situation. Here are 3 advantages of taking a step back:
Recharge Your Batteries
When you are tired and stressed, you don’t think as clearly. When you take a step back, challenges in your life seem more manageable, and you can return to your routine with renewed purpose.
Evaluate Where You’re Going
Is the path you are on leading you toward your goals or do you need to do something different? Take a step back, have some quiet time for reflection, and decide what goals you want to reach, and the steps you need to take to make these goals a reality.
Formulate New Ideas
It’s hard to formulate new ideas when you’re feeling dead tired and stressed-out. Take a step back by doing something you enjoy. Read a book, take a walk, or go for a drive. When you are doing something you enjoy, new ideas may pop into your head unexpectedly, and may be just the solution you are looking for.