Today, I’m trying a new way to beat stress.
In the past, I’ve tried a simple to-do list to help me gain control of stress. However, to-do lists seem to exacerbate the stress. Seeing a long list of stuff to do just doesn’t help me.
As an alternative, instead of keeping a to-do list, I’m now keeping a “to-relax” list. The “to-relax” list is a list of outcomes that will relax me. For example, if I’m stressed out about doing a specific task, I will write that down. Next, I will write down the best case scenario to remove the stress and allow me to relax.
I tried this today and it worked great as a stress reducer. The main reason why is because once I wrote down the best case scenario, it became obvious on what I needed to do to trigger this scenario. Once I did that, I relaxed.
What do you think? What do you do to reduce stress?