Stressed About Work, but I Work For Myself

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Yesterday and this morning I was feeling super stressed about work, but I work for myself.

And I am “stressed” because business is great.  And I found a creative way to automate my job and make it more efficient.  That caused a little stress yesterday because I am quicker at doing my job manually than with the automated system.  There is a bit of a learning curve, but I know that once I get the hang of this work flow; I can take off with it running.

So, at the moment, I am a little behind and it caused me stress because I do not like to go to bed with any leftover work, but I have a plan to get caught up and a nice early start.

If I am being completely real with myself, I would say that this is nothing but a yucky combination of being a perfectionist and feeling addicted to stress.  I want to take this energy and put it towards reaching my goals and bettering myself!

In the end, I am the only one causing myself all this stress.  And I am the only one who can stop it.

 

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9 thoughts on “Stressed About Work, but I Work For Myself

      1. Thank you for bringing this up. I needed the reminder. I think I have been pushing hard and avoiding slower and more mindful activities like deep breathing, rest, and recovery. Yesterday I did 5 minutes of meditation. I will work on doing more and being a little more gentle ❤

      2. I have an old book from Deepka Chopra and he reminded readers to sometimes give 50% when working out.
        he said there is a myth to always push hard and harder.
        You deplete
        and wow – let me tell ya – some of my best workouts come after a really long pause (well not too long – as I am sure you know)
        but RECOVERY was what I learned about.
        and we used to take a Friday night water aerobics class. The hubs was shocked at the workout we got –
        but sometimes the instructor would come to me and encourage me to “dig deeper” into that water – with those water mits on –
        but I did not want to go deeper or harder – i was there to get the lymph flowing, the straighten my posture after writing all day – and to enjoy the splashing and mild stress release – ya know.
        So I finally told her – and she stayed back – ha! But it was taking Chopra’s advice – give a little less at times and have energy for the next day or two.
        NOw – I have recently started using the kettle bell and omg – my new favorite thing is doing Chi Chi’s kettle bell workouts. whew – so good
        and now that my core is used to it – the last few times I went “a little harder” – I did 30 reps and then kept going – said “bonus, bonus bonus”
        but then had a few days to recover
        anyhow, wanted to share this box breathing too – or called square breathing

      3. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I used to swim and I let go of a lot of stress and tension that way. You are right. It is so easy to get into the constant push harder mentality rather than letting go and letting things flow. I really appreciate you sharing this advice with me and it is great timing since I am figuring out how I want to proceed after I finish my 12 week program. I will also look up box/square breathing.

        ❤ Alana

  1. it’s the perfectionist in us you that’s talking. i’m like that too and i always ask myself if that’s a good trait or not! 😛

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