Amanda Claire {& Lauren} 
Life can get busy sometimes. And for me, this is one of those times. I am working most days from 8.30 through to 6.30pm or later. Five days a week. And every third Saturday. I am managing my properties, and my division and building up to 8 pages of advertising. My workload has doubled, at least. I’m a community group secretary. And I lead introductions, participate in seminars and workshops with Landmark Education. I blog daily, at least. I am actively involved in my family and my community. I’m busy. {Don’t laugh, I AM!}
So here they are, my top five tips for dealing well with super busy, super stressful times;
  1. Be prepared and have a plan. Make sure the plan is in written or physical form with reminders if necessary or triggers. A plan is no good to anyone on a piece of paper on your bedside table.  
  2. Eat well and drink lots of water. It will keep you alert and  give you more energy and stamina. Reaching for crappy food alternatives and caffeinated or sugary drinks will drain your bodies resources, not replenish them. 
  3. Get plenty of sleep. Well. As much as you can. AND you are better off to come straight home and go to bed early because, I hear, the sleep you get before 10pm is more regenerative than the hours you get after. Set your alarm early and call it a night. 
  4. Debrief and leave the day, the hour and the moment behind. Learn to be in the moment. Focus on the task you are doing now, do it well and you’ll only have to do it once. It’s my old favourite Go Slow to Go Faster method. I can almost hear the groans from my team. They’ve heard this plenty.
  5. Take a break. No matter how busy you are. You need that 10 -15 minutes to breathe. Relax. Eat! Walk around the block or lay under your desk {not the best plan if you are a receptionist}. You will be more productive if you take a short break.  

So busy Mumma’s, business owner’s, bloggers and career type lads and ladies there you have it. Lessons learned from the high stress, high crazy field of the property manager. What’s your tip for keeping your world together when it is spinning at a million miles an hour? Share it with us, we love a good tip. 

  • Beck

    Love this post. It is great advise that everyone should take on board!

  • CraftyMummy

    Great tips! Always need those reminders.For me, I am learning to let myself say no to people when they want me to do stuff. And learning to not feel guilty about saying no. I'm even learning that its ok to cancel things when life is really just too full so I can focus on the kids and recovery time.

  • Suzi

    Sound advice, I would do well to listen 🙂

  • It has been a bit crazy lately I feel like we havent seen each other in ages even though we live around the corner. Oh well we will get there. Hope everything settles down for you soon xoPS. Love the pic that is soooo Amanda Claire.

  • Hi MelissaThank you for keeping us all grounded and real with practical advice we can all at least try to incorporate into our daily lives.SSG xxx

  • Here's my tip – Get a hobby that takes you away from anything work related, and preferably away from the computer. Even if you are no good at it, spend some time doing something creative to fuel your soul and your brain.