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Guest Blogger: PC McCullough

Written by Aikens Approach on May 17th, 2011

We are happy to introduce PC MCCullough: author, speaker, and life coach. We had the great pleasure of meeting PC last month and immediately found a like-minded woman. Her dynamic writing encompasses personal struggle and growth and has helped people to gain valuable insight and understanding of themselves. Be sure to visit her website at www.pcmccullough.com!

Pay Attention to Your Tension

When was the last time you felt overwhelmed by the things on your To Do list? Soccer games, cheerleading practice, work, housework, grocery shopping, caring for elder parents, doctor appointments … and the list goes on and on. If your list looks similar to this, you’re not alone.

Overtasking has undoubtedly become a way of life. While some may say they work best under pressure, the first time you forget to pick our child up from an after-school activity because you were so involved with a new client, or worse (or not) forget the appointment with a client, rather than look at your schedule, you look at yourself as inadequate or worse, take your frustration out on others.

Well here’s the clincher . . . whether you’re a career junkie, soccer mom or soccer dad, and often we’re both, none of it is going away. Okay, maybe you can delegate a few things, but if you do, you’ll just replace them with something else because there’s always something else.

If that’s the case, make that something else about you … all about you. That’s exactly what I did more than 25 years ago. What began as joining the gym to tone up after losing weight, became a healthy lifestyle that I’ve enjoyed since then, but the real reward was that in the process, I discovered myself.

Taking time for you, doesn’t have to take hours out of your day, it just has to be done solo … no kids, no friends, no significant other.

My top 5:

1. Journal – Journaling is a great way to begin your day. Take a few minutes and write whatever comes to mind.
2. Take a yoga class – Refresh and focus.
3. Read a book – Find a quiet space, perhaps a park bench.
4. Listen to an audio book while driving to your next appointment – think … affirmations and inspiration
5. Get a pedicure … yes real men do get pedicures!

Pay attention to your tension, and most importantly … De-stress, don’t dis-stress!

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