As a health and exercise professional, you may experience an increased amount of stress due to your interactions with your clients. If you are particularly empathetic, you may find that you take on the issues of your clients and may even feel as if you are taking on their unique stressors. As you can imagine, this does not bode well for dealing with your own stress. You might also be dealing with a wide range of stressors, including time spent in traffic, long working days that start early and end late at night, trying to get your own workouts done between clients, a lack of sleep, and the pressure to create content for your clients, all of which can easily make you feel overwhelmed.
So, what can you do to help manage all of this stress? Try these three simple steps to stress less and accomplish more, starting today.
1. Manage Your Energy to Stay Focused
One of the reasons you may feel overwhelmed is because you are spread too thin, with multiple clients, projects and places all requiring your attention at once. With your attention scattered across too many things, it can be difficult to stay focused on a particular task for too long.
You may feel overwhelmed because you work on tasks when you are not the most productive or have the most energy. Think about your energy throughout the day: Do you find you have more energy in the morning, afternoon or evening? Are you more mentally prepared to perform some tasks during a certain part of the day compared to another?…