Stress is something we all get once in a while, and some stress is actually good for us. It keeps us motivated and pushes us, but that’s not the type of stress I want to talk about today. The type of stress I want to talk about is the bad stress. The stress that keeps us from accomplishing anything. The stress that demotivates us.
These couple of months, I have been getting a lot of this bad stress. Especially these past weeks where I have only uploaded two videos, my posting schedule went from 3 times a week to barely one. Why is it that? Well for starters I have a lot on my plate, and I blame myself for that, but the ultimate stressor for me has to be my procrastination. Right now, I am at a point where writing a blog every day shouldn’t be hard. Updating my story 2-3 times shouldn’t be hard. Uploading twice a week shouldn’t be hard, but it is. I think a lot of it has to do with the fact, I am not motivated. My personality has gone from a go-getter to a no-getter.
Right now, I would rather sit still and not do anything, but my inner go-getter personality won’t allow that. Being lazy stresses me. Not having enough to do stress me. Having a lot to do stresses me. It’s a vicious cycle of me feeling anxious about not having enough to do, then getting a lot of projects which at the end ended up stressing me all over again because I don’t have time to do them. My schedule right now is empty and that stresses me, but the idea of actually getting things done also makes me stressed. So how do I fix it? I have tried creating a rough schedule for myself and it hasn’t worked out.
Planning my day has always made me less stressed. The planner I will be using is called Any.do. They do have a website and an app, but I use the app since I am with my phone 24/7. The first thing that you do after you downloaded the app is signup (Of course Maddie. Duh). After you sign up, it will ask you whether you want to upgrade to a premium.
They have 3 premium options you can choose from and all of them are under 3 dollars so pretty cheap. I personally didn’t see the need to upgrade just yet since I am just testing out whether or not I like it. After you have chosen your plan it takes you straight to the page where you create your list. Once you enter in a task, you have options to put reminders, notes, attachments etc., and once you have completed it you can just swipe right to take it off your list. Simple enough, right?
One thing I love is that it has the upcoming tasks in your notification. I just started using this app, so I can’t really tell you if it is helping me or not, so I will update you guys on the effectiveness next Friday.
So how do you guys deal with stress? Also, if you use any planner apps let me know.