What strategies do you use to keep yourself productive and positive when feeling overwhelmed?
To stay productive and positive when feeling overwhelmed, I practice gratitude to get myself back to neutral, wake up early and do some work, then go to the gym and test my physical body. Then I can get into the rest of the day with discipline and understanding of what needs to be done.
Transcript: "What strategies do I use to keep myself productive and positive when feeling overwhelmed? Well, honestly I want to break this down into a couple of things. One is I practice gratitude often and I practice gratitude to get myself back to neutral and put everything in perspective to be honest. It's not about being positive. I don't believe I have to be positive the whole time but I do believe I want to remove myself from negativity and get myself back to neutral so happiness, joy, positivity can all flow in. When it comes to productivity I like to kind of approach the day with discipline early. So that's always an early wake up 4 a.m. or earlier and then do a little bit of work, catch up on emails or slacks or whatever it is. Then go straight to the gym and I like to hurt myself a little bit at the gym whether that's extreme temperature in the sauna or ice baths or lifting heavy weights or running hard. Whatever it is I like to do something that starts the day by testing the physical body pretty hard. Then I feel like I've ticked a couple of big boxes to start the day and then I can kind of get into the rest of the day. But if I have that discipline early, get my workouts done, clean up the day, understand what my calendar is for the day, that then sets up for a great day for me. I get everything I need to get done and I'm more productive than if I missed those things. Cheers."