"Stress," "demands," "pressure." These are the words that come up on repeat during my workshops with entrepreneurs, CEOs, start up execs, and other leaders.
Since stress does not discriminate, most people have experienced feeling like they've lost control in a stressful situation where relentless demands become overwhelming.
To reclaim your life from this pressure, I offer a powerfully simple system. The first step is to ask yourself these three questions:
1. What do I need to stop?
What's keeping you stuck? Maybe you need to stop working 24 hours a day. Maybe you need to stop eating unhealthy food, or give up a bad habit or toxic relationship. Maybe you need to stop magical thinking or expecting someone else to make your problems go away.
Identify the things that aren't working, and challenge yourself to stop them. When you stop the meaningless tasks, the fruitless relationships, the busyness, you make room for things that are more aligned with what you really want. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Inc.com.