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Stress and Anxiety: Take back control by being the master of your time.


Do you often find yourself overwhelmed and exhausted by your busy life? It's no secret that keeping up with everything can feel impossible at times. Stress is the result of external factors affecting our lives, while anxiety is how we react to that stress.

At its core, anxiety is fear, stemming from various sources like the fear of failure, disappointment, not being good enough, job security, or the fear of life spiraling out of control.

But fear not! We all desire a sense of control and security over our finances, health, and time. By regaining control over our schedules and never-ending to-do lists, we can alleviate stress and reduce anxiety.

So, how do you take back control when it seems like an impossible task? Here are five solutions to help you become the master of your time and life:


1. Identify what you have control over:

  • Let's be realistic; you can't control everything. Instead, focus on what you can control, such as your reactions to external stressors, setting realistic responsibilities, and communicating effectively with your boss or managers when work issues arise. Good communication can help minimize conflicts and future stress.

2. Recognize your priorities:

  • Organize your priorities into four categories: your profession, personal needs, family needs, and other obligations. Prioritize your professional projects and deadlines, along with personal activities like exercise, meditation, and self-reflection. Don't forget about your family's needs, and ensure you also address other essential responsibilities like home maintenance and bill payments.

3. Schedule your top priorities first:

  • Once you've organized your priorities, identify the most crucial ones to you. Every Sunday, take a moment to plan your week and schedule those top priorities first. This approach allows you to structure everything else around those priorities, giving you a clear sense of how valuable your time truly is.

4. Establish firm boundaries:

  • Now comes the true test – sticking to your well-planned schedule. Resist the temptation to overcommit or neglect your well-being. Remember, your health matters just as much as everything else. Set clear boundaries around what matters most to you and stick to them to avoid feeling overwhelmed or overcommitted.

5. Embrace the power of saying, "No":

  • Lastly, this is where saying, "No," becomes essential. It's okay to decline additional commitments that don't align with your priorities or may compromise your well-being. Develop polite ways to say "No" and observe if anxiety arises from these situations. Ask yourself if saying, "No," is worth the anxiety, and remember that it's okay to prioritize your own needs and those of your family.

In summary, while stress and anxiety often go hand-in-hand, they are distinct. Managing your time effectively, knowing your priorities, and setting boundaries can help you handle stress and reduce anxiety. Reclaim your life by taking charge of your schedule, embracing your priorities, and confidently saying "No" to unnecessary burdens. Empower yourself and your family to live a more balanced and fulfilling life.


Schedule a Discovery Call to learn more about Dr. Lexi's 8 Week Course to help you take back control of your life and get your spark back.

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