Be proactive, not reactive.

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Rebecca Marks

Rebecca Marks | Author, Founder & Wellbeing Coach
Illustration by @journey_to_wellness
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Studies show that when we adopt a can-control mindset, we see meaningful and lasting differences in our wellbeing, health, and performance.

“For me, panic comes from the what ifs and the unknown. Focusing on what is right in front of me is the easiest way to eliminate any thoughts of the future.” - @lisaannwetzel

As well as writing things down, you might want to try productivity apps. I love the apps Google Keep and Google Calendar. I use them to break down tasks into smaller steps, create to do lists and set reminders. This helps stop me from feeling overwhelmed by keeping me proactive and focused on what I can control.

“I write a huge brain dump of everything I've got to do, highlight in different colours to prioritise, then pick three things of high priority to do that day. Half the time with overwhelm the problem is freezing and doing nothing, so this helps me stop panicking and just get three things done - which makes me feel so much better!” - @theoldkitchenwitch

Remember that when you feel like you’re in control, you’re less likely to get overwhelmed which leads to more productivity.

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Rebecca Marks | Author, Founder & Wellbeing Coach

Hi! I’m Rebecca, author of The Framework: Understanding, Transforming and Reducing Stress, Autostress and Anxiety (The Fluff-Free Guide) and founder of The Wellness Society, a social enterprise dedicated to helping people improve their mental wellbeing and build healthy habits.

thewellnesssociety.org/

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