Does this sound like you…
It’s Friday and you see your friends, work peers and family starting to relax. They are breathing out the stress and work for the week. And they are shifting into weekend gear. Turning off their emails and socials. Getting ready to relax.
But you’re looking at a to-do list as long as your arm, that task for your longest client is still outstanding, and you haven’t even started on getting that blog/podcast/email out for your business. You have big plans but it’s one baby step forward and then you stall.
Oh and you’ve got all those niggling problems running around the back of your mind, not to mention to big ones.
There’s no denying that this year has been so tough. None of us are immune to the setbacks life has thrown at us in 2020. So, it’s easy to feel down on ourselves and not see the progress we’re making.
I’m curious though – what would happen if you start to look at your problems differently to overcome your challenges?
Two ways to overcome your challenges
We don’t have to be paralysed by our challenges. And if we approach them in the right way then we can make progress on our goals.
Let’s try this >>>
If you stood at the bottom of Mount Everest and looked up, it would appear huuuuuuge and pretty darn overwhelming, wouldn’t it?
What if you changed your perspective and perhaps got in a helicopter and hovered near the top, or moved far away? Then it would look different. Smaller.
I’m not gonna lie – we all have challenges in our lives that can feel a bit too much from time to time. Yet often it just takes a change of perspective to alter how we feel and to come up with creative solutions to overcome a problem.
This could just be something as simple as looking outside of yourself. For example, we’ve all had a family member or a close friend go through some sh!t that’s made our own problems pale into insignificance. And always, in comparison to them, we’re actually doing okay.
Here’s two ways you can approach this.
Look outside yourself
Look outside yourself at the people around you. See how good your life really is and how you are thriving in so many ways. There are eleventy hundred things to make you smile every day. Actively look for those things. See them. Feel them. Tune in to them.
By looking at what is positive in your life, you can overcome your challenges in business. When things start to feel tough or insurmountable, lean back on the things that make you smile.
Visualise your problem
Visualise your problem and shrink it right down in your mind. Imagine you have stamped on it under your feet or chucked it far off into the distance. It’s gone. It’s not with you any more. You are free from it.
By doing this, you’re telling your brain that this problem is no longer important. Now take a deep breath and feel the cooling waves of relief.
Both of these exercises help you to tap in your current reality and change your perspective. Will you give it a go the next time your problems, ahem, I mean challenges, feel too great?
Give them a go and let me know how you get on.