Archive for March 2011

Is This Pie-Worthy?

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This month I focus on PIE.  

I’m not referring to apple, sweet potato or mincemeat; this pie represents how much energy we have to expend on a typical day.  

I  borrowed this–with permission–from a stress management colleague, Roger Mellott. He contends that we get one “energy pie” each day and that we must carefully decide how, and to whom, we dole out each slice.   

I now challenge my audience members to ask, in each situation that requires their energy: 

IS THIS PIE-WORTHY? Pie Picture2 150x150 Is This Pie Worthy?   FIVE HABITS THAT CAUSE STRESS  (ie- Gobble up your energy pie)Excerpted from Sarita’s presentation - “How to Get More Done with Less Stress”    

1. PERFECTIONIST

-Ask for help…focus on what other person can contribute -Reality check:  Which things can be less than perfect?

 

 

2. TRYING TO FIX/CONTROL OTHERS

-Remember…people have been this way since 4 years old! -Serenity prayer: Know what you can fix and what you can’t

 

 

3. TOO MANY PRIORITIES

-Distinguish between urgent and important

-Set bite-size goals for your non-urgent “Someday I will…” list

 

 

4. OVERANALYZING

-3 P’s – Most things are not PERSONAL, not PERMANENT and don’t affect the big PICTURE…so don’t dwell on them

-By the way, if you’re reading this and thinking “I wonder what she means by overanalyzing”…then, you’re overanalyzing!

 

 

5. PEOPLE PLEASING -Learn to say NO…”I appreciate the offer, however I’ll pass.”

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

 

  

   

 

 

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