Are you ready for some R&R?

Being in business will mean your life will be full of accumulated and uninvited stress, it comes with the role.

If you haven’t experienced it yet you are either in your first few days of business or living on a deserted island!

Business can turn out to be stressful, but what can you do about it? 

Can you proactively plan to deal with stress before it arrives?  Yes, you can!

It is far more helpful to plan how you will deal with stress before distress arrives. When your emotions are unstable, your thinking is irrational and if you don’t have a plan you will be more likely to react than respond to your stress factors. 

If you have a plan for stress management before the inevitable becomes reality, you will deal with your stress factors so much more healthily and in a shorter period of time. 

I often joke with my clients when they are distressed that they need to take time out to sit on their ARSE 

  • Accumulating
  • Rest
  • Strength &
  • Energy

So what does it mean to sit on your 'Rs'?

Think about the following list and see what it is that helps you replenish and return from distress to eustress - eustress being the correctly weighted stress we should have in our life. 

When you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, remember you need to take or make time in your schedule to sit on your “R’s”!

To sit on your 'R's" you need to...

Rest, Relax, Read, Run, Replenish, Reinvigorate, Reflect, Renew, Redesign, Re-establish, Reconnect, Reinvite, Reassure, Reinforce, Redo, Reconsider, Realign, Rebirth, Review, Reinvent, Refresh, Retain, Respect, Regain, Reframe, Recover, Restore a Relationship or just simply Runaway [add in your own R’s…].

Proactively planning rest is essential in the maintenance of living close to your optimal potential rather than on the verge of a tipping point.

Resting is not laziness.

In fact, it is quite the opposite as the best ideas will come to you under pressure. You may find some escape ideas there but they won’t be your best. 

Your best ideas will be discovered when you are living in eustress and harmony with yourself proactively 'Planning a life you want to live and loving living life.'

Reclaim your Business

So many business owners forget the reason they started a business! Most often it is to be in control of your own life and destiny and create a life they want to live, but they often let their dream become a nightmare.

The reality is you don't have to say yes to everything and being BUSY is always a result of being

  • Buried
  • Under
  • Saying
  • Yes

The first 'R' you may need to adopt is to reclaim the vision that inspired you to be in business and re-align yourself to your original values, your why, and the life you want to have.

Don’t gather so much stuff you simply get stuffed looking after it.

Don’t say yes to everything, learn how to have appropriate no’s lined up in your decision-making process and remember always to 'Planalife you want to live in through a Business on Purpose.'


All of what I have discussed here about 'Proactive Life Planning' is in my book 'Momentum' - purchase your copy of the ebook from our website here and begin today having the life you want to live.

If this has struck a chord and you want to talk further, please give me a call or send an email.

Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th be with you!

Remember to plan now to buy your Mum a lovely pressie, Mother's Day is only 10 days away.

Have a Great Week, Ian.

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At PLANALIFE we help people navigate the integration of a Business and Life plan that will dovetail with marriage and family to help our clients find the very best from a balanced life.
To achieve this, we have one focus; to see the whole person arrive where they want to be by discovering how they can proactively plan their life.



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  • Proactive Life Planning
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