The Ultimate Stress Reducer

by Melanie Rembrandt, www.rembrandtwrites.com on November 20, 2010

Woo Hoo! The holidays are here: time to have fun with
family and friends and get some R and R. But usually, the
holidays also bring stress: especially if you’re an entrepreneur.

At work, maybe you:

Must raise sales numbers by 12/31:

Lay off employees to cut costs:

Finalize year-end client reports:

Pay taxes:

Tackle a massive, “To Do” list by the end of December:

The list goes on. Plus, there is your personal list.

Perhaps, you need to:

Fight the crowds to find that perfect gift:

Balance your budget to pay a huge, credit card bill:

Lose weight for the office Christmas party (or that special, New Year’s date):

Clean the house for guests:

Deal with negative family members you just don’t want to see:

Travel, wrap, cook, bake:

Ugh. My blood pressure is going up just thinking about it!

Well, if this sounds familiar, here is the ultimate stress
reducer -  Saying “Thanks!”

I’m not kidding.

When things start to get crazy, take a moment and think of the top
10 things you’re thankful for: big or small.

In addition to family, friends, health, a paycheck, and a roof over
your head, maybe you are just thankful for a good cup of coffee
getting to work safely, beautiful weather, the birds chirping:

Even if you are really upset, there is ALWAYS something to be
thankful for. Just look at all of the ugly stories about death and
despair in the news, and all of a sudden, you’ll feel grateful for
what you have.

If this doesn’t work, try to reach out to others. Do some volunteer
work, help a charity, donate to your favorite cause.

You may event want to spend some time with someone who is
especially sad during the holidays. Remember, for many people,
this time of year brings memories of loved ones who have passed
away.

If this is you, or someone you know, try to hang
out with positive people and spread some cheer.

The holidays are a wonderful time, but they can be filled with
stress.

When things start to get out of control, think about what
you are thankful for and focus on others. You’ll enjoy the
holidays that much more: and so will the people around you.

With this, I’d like to thank you for reading my blog and
providing feedback. I really appreciate it.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Melanie

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Melanie Rembrandt, www.rembrandtwrites.com June 13, 2013 at 1:04 pm

Hi Laura,

Thanks for your comments. Have you thought about hiring some dance interns to help around the studio? Just a thought.
Look for more at http://www.dancefullout.com.

Laura Romero June 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm

Thank you for your blog…

Im really having a hard time thinking… we were 2 and it’s going to be justme as studio owner now and main instructor, my son is barely going to turn 2 and I’d loveto have more children … no staff, just me …. it’s hard not to foresee an overwhelming stressful situation….

I wishI knew how other dance studio moms manage…

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