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Your to do list doesn't have to be stressful

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Pacing is when we learn to prioritise our daily tasks to help us stay more in control and on top of our everyday admin. We can often begin to feel overwhelmed with our errands leading to stress and often anxiety. Here at Salus we talk about a simple pacing trick of using red amber and green to decide which of our to-do’s are important and which can wait until later so we don't use up all of our energy.

Access to quick and easy tips can help bring us back into balance easily and effortlessly when we require using them. Pacing involves taking that break before you need to so that you have a balance and pattern of activity throughout the day, allowing you enough energy to enjoy gentle activity or family time near the end of the day.

RED

things with a deadline…must do’s.

AMBER

must do’s but not as urgent, can wait a while, later in the day or tomorrow.

GREEN

things needed to be done but could be done at a later date, such as the following week.

As we focus on our red, amber and green pacing trick here at Salus lets look at 5 top tips that we could practise and apply to help us gently through our day.

TOP TIPS

Plan

set a time slot at the beginning of the day to plan your activity. Remember to Red, Amber, Green Writing them on a list is a good idea. Sometimes seeing it written down helps and feels fantastic once ticked off ✔

Set yourself a baseline

decide how much you can do. Remember your baseline.

Breathe and take a break

honour that a break is a reset and a chance to recharge that allows your plans to take place. It’s good to take a break! Feel good about it! And breathe!

Set yourself a timer

allow a certain amount of time for an activity and remember to STOP! Fit your break in, breathe, recharge then continue or choose to reschedule.

Praise yourself

remember to praise what you achieve. When we praise our mind works differently and we feel good about ourselves. Thus helping us to continue. What we were unable to do can wait another day, it’s ok …. Start back at tip no.1

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