Ready to Reduce the Noise Around You?

Download the FREE PDF, "5 Ways That Noise Wreaks Havok on Your Prayer Life."

Powered by ConvertKit

20 Ways To Deal with Pressure

image.jpg

Today is President's Day here in the U.S.  My family and I are sharing "Presidential Trivia" questions during the day via my 8 year old's favorite medium for communication- her whiteboard.  

Turns out that Harry Truman used to get up at 5am each day to play the piano for two hours.  Who knew? 

If anyone faces pressure on a given day, I would think that the President of the United States ranks at the top of that list.  How do you deal with pressure on a daily basis?  How do I deal with it? 

Here are some very simple strategies for taming the pressure dragon- you'll notice that many have a similar theme: automation.  To the degree that you can automate daily living, you'll cut down on pressure and that feeling of heavy overwhelm.  

 -get up at the same time every workday

-maintain a simple wardrobe

-keep a simple, short to-do list

-put things away in whichever space you work

-get enough sleep

-workout on a regular basis

-make contact with your friends at least monthly

-worship God in public at least once a week

-stick with a simple diet  

-keep your car maintained and clean

-do something that you like every day  

-surround yourself with tools and gadgets that help you work efficiently

-enjoy art

-listen to music

-stretch

-practice solitude

-get outdoors

-spend time with your pet (or even someone else's!) 

-prepare a meal for someone you love

-do something of service for someone else

 

None of these are rocket science.  You can do probably 2-3 today without even trying.  Whether your pressure is from work or from a commitment that is difficult to manage, you can fight back (gently) by practicing several of the strategies above. 

Action follow up: what is the primary source of your pressure?  How will you push back on it this week? 

 

 

New Podcast with David Allen

It's My Pleasure