Eradicating Stress

Ever found yourself neck-deep in stress, overwhelmed by an avalanche of tasks?

I’ve been there, entangled in the relentless race of getting more done.

In my quest to regain control, I marked boundaries on my time.

Carved out a sacred space of 2 hours each morning dedicated just to me and my business.

It wasn’t about juggling more balls or becoming a “productivity ninja”.

Instead, it was about reducing, subtracting, decluttering.

My wife, the unsung hero, took this strategy a notch further.

She started closing my office door, even taking my phone away.

Initial resistance gave way to a surprising revelation.

The closed door didn’t trap me; it shielded me from the unnecessary.

The phoneless state didn’t disconnect me; it freed me from digital chains.

The result? Stress levels plummeted.

I wasn’t more stressed; I was lighter, more focused, and far less frazzled.

Think of stress as unwanted noise.

To enjoy the sweet symphony of peace, you need to mute that noise.

And the mute button often lies in the act of removing, not adding.

Like a sculptor chiselling away excess stone to reveal a masterpiece, stress relief is about chipping away the superfluous.

What are some things in your life that are encroaching on your freedom and peace, which you could do without?

Remember, stress isn’t just managed; it’s consciously removed.

Mike Killen

Mike is the world's #1 sales coach for marketing funnel builders. He helps funnel builders sell marketing funnels to their customers. He is the author of From Single To Scale; How single-person, small and micro-businesses can scale their business to profit. You can find him on Twitter @mike_killen.