10 Things To Say Yes To

Guarding our time is important. We only have 24 hours to the day, with a third of those hours devoted to sleep. We then have to consider what to do with the remaining 16 hours of our day.

That includes at least 8 hours in the office for many of us. Then there’s the commute. 

The hours in our day go quickly. Be guarded about them.

But also be open to saying yes to using them.

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We will miss out on so many opportunities and life events if we constantly say no. Today, I want to encourage you to say yes to the following 10 things.

10 Things To Say Yes To

1. To your family;

We’ve sacrificed our families on the altar of work and busyness. It’s time to say yes to them and show them how important they are to us.

5 Ways To Overcome Worry – Don’t Miss Out On The Free Checklist Included

Does your mind dwell on the difficulties or troubles of your position? Do you constantly feel stressed beyond your breaking point? Is anxiety starting to feel more like a friend than an enemy?

Then, you may be in a worry trap.

Worry is giving way to anxiety and unease, dwelling on difficulties and troubles. It’s also a leadership killer.

Worrying will shorten your life. And it’s not healthy. Worry will put undue stress on your body and mind, activate your base instincts, and fills your body with cortisol. 

That’s something none of us want in our lives. So, what can we do about worry? We can use the following ways to overcome worry and feel a little more lighthearted in our lives.

Coping With Stress And Burnout As A Leader

Leaving the office doesn’t always relieve the sense of stress or frustration you feel. You often carry it home. There, you unleash that frustration on those closest to you: your family.

You know this isn’t right. Yet, the stress and impending burnout pull you in this negative direction. You’re not yourself; you’re someone who’s angry, broken, and bitter.

You want to be better than this. You don’t want to snap at your spouse, yell at your child, or fume angrily.

Did you know it’s possible? You don’t have to live a life of frustration. You don’t have to burnout. You can be something more than this.

Identifying Sources Of Stress And Burnout Of Leaders

What causes undue amounts of stress for leaders? Why do leaders burnout? 

I’ve heard these questions asked again and again. I’ve seen the results of stress and burnout. They’re not pretty. 

3 Ways To Establish And Maintain Healthy Work-Life Balance

I feel like my family gets the short end of the stick. I never have time to do the things I love to do. Work is always calling me and I have to answer.

These are things I hear regularly from leaders around the world. There’s never enough time to get work and life done. One or the other gets neglected.

What if I told you it didn’t have to be this way? What if you could accomplish everything you needed at work and still spend time with loved ones doing what you love?

It’s possible. Not only is it possible but it’s something you need to do.

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3 Ways To Establish And Maintain Healthy Work-Life Balance

In this article, we will look at 3 ways you can establish and maintain a healthy work-life balance. You may be shocked at one or two of the suggestions. You may wonder why you didn’t think of these ideas before. 

The Importance Of Work-Life Balance For Leaders

You may have heard from others that there’s no such thing as work-life balance. They will tell you that we don’t have separate work and personal lives. It’s a good argument. But it’s flawed.

True, we live and work at the same time, but we’re not necessarily doing what we want when we’re working. We report to others, supervise others, and have our day directed.

With a proper work-life balance, there is a separation between the two.

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The Importance Of Work-Life Balance For Leaders

Work-life balance is important not because working is bad. Nor is play bad. But when we can’t find time for either one, trouble arises.

Think of the business executive who can’t shut off at the end of the workday. He finds himself mired in work. His phone is in his hand while he’s checking emails when he should be focused on his wife and children at home. Years later, after neglecting his personal responsibility, he finds himself divorced, lonely, and considered a bad father.