For some reason, when I begin working first thing in the morning, I get this overwhelming feeling of stress.
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The weight of my responsibilities as consultant, dad, and husband can be so overwhelming at times.
I can get bombarded with tasks and expectations.
The worse part? When I get overwhelmed, I completely shut down.
Which means I get NOTHING done, snap at everyone, and allow myself to become completely useless.
As a studio owner, I know you get overwhelmed too.
You have a lot of weight on your shoulders!
But we need to keep ourselves together.
We want our studios to thrive, our teachers and students to be taken care of. We want everything to go well.
Here's ONE MAJOR way we can keep our sanity and prevent stress. Ready for it?
I have started doing this first thing in the mornings, and it has been a HUGE help.
I was recently introduced to the book "The Miracle Morning," and while the title is SUPER cheesy, this book is amazing. Meditation is part of the "Miracle Morning" ritual and it involves sitting still and just BEING for a bit. I have also found Visualization (visualizing yourself doing a great job and thinking through situations BEFORE they happen) and Affirmations to be extremely helpful.
For Affirmations, my mind is often filled with negative thoughts about myself.
It's like my default mode.
Maybe it's a musician/creative thing?
I started by writing out a handful of Affirmations that I tell myself each morning:
I'm a great dad,
A great husband,
I work hard,
I am successful...
I know, it sounds silly and cheesy... but try it.
Seriously, this is NOT the type of thing that I normally do. I typically cringe at this type of thing.
But it's making a difference.
It's all about the little steps.
Getting 1% better each day.
And this is helping me to do that.
We NEED time to ourselves, and we need to take care of ourselves.
Put your oxygen mask on FIRST... remember?
Take care of yourself.
Allow yourself to breathe.
This work we do is NOT easy and our load is NOT light.
Just do it. You won't regret it!