Check out this empowering episode as we unravel the secrets of mastering time and stress with the incredible Risa Williams.
As a therapist and time management expert, Risa shares valuable insights and tools to help moms navigate the challenges of everyday life.
The Stress Ruler
Risa shared a helpful tool called the “stress ruler.” Imagine it’s like a ruler you use to use in school, but instead of measuring inches, it measures stress from 1 to 10.
She explained that when we’re super stressed, time seems to vanish. But when we calm down, it magically expands.
Box Breathing and Relaxation
Risa talked about a breathing technique called “box breathing.” It’s a trick where you breathe in for four seconds, hold for four, exhale for four, and hold again.
This simple trick helps our bodies calm down and feel less stressed. So, next time you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, take a few deep breaths.
Task Intensity Meter
Risa has this clever tool called the “task intensity meter.” It’s like a superhero gadget that helps moms figure out which tasks are super stressful and which are more chill.
By rating tasks on a scale, moms can plan their day better and avoid having all the stressful activities stuff back-to-back.
Risa also shared about energy management, which is like making sure your superhero powers (energy) don’t run out.
Moms do a gazillion things every day, and it’s important to take short breaks to recharge.
Risa suggested doing things like reading a fun book, listening to music, or just taking a breather to keep our energy levels high.
The Weekly Post-It
Now, this one is a good one! Risa talked about the “weekly post-it.”
It’s like a tiny superhero cape for your to-do list. Instead of having a massive list, you pick the top three to five things that absolutely need to happen this week.
Write them on a brightly colored Post-it and stick it somewhere you’ll see every day. It’s a fun way to keep track of your goals without getting overwhelmed.
The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit
Risa also mentioned her awesome book, “The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit.”
It’s like a treasure chest full of tools to help moms manage their time better. The best part? The tools are simple and easy to remember.
Even if you only try one or two, it can make a big difference in how you manage your time.
After listening to this podcast episode, you’ll feel like you’re getting a sneak peek into a superhero training session for moms.
Risa Williams shared some incredible tools that can make our everyday lives smoother and more enjoyable.
These tools are like secret weapons for busy moms, from managing stress with the stress ruler to planning our weeks with the weekly Post-it.
Risa Williams is the award-winning book author of the Ultimate Self-Esteem Toolkit, The Ultimate Time Management Toolkit and The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit.
She’s a therapist and the host of The Motivation Mindset. Her newest planner, The Motivation Mindset Planner is available to purchase at http://risawilliams.com , and her next book, The Procrastination Playbook comes out in 2024.
She’s been featured as an expert in Forbes Magazine, Wired Magazine, Women’s World Magazine and HuffPost.
Connect with Risa
- Website: http://www.risawilliams.com
- Facebook Page: http://facebook.com/risawilliamstherapy
- Instagram: http://instagram.com/risawilliamstherapy
- You can join the Get Stuff Done Goals Group for 50% off each month by signing up for Risa’s newsletter this week at http://risawilliams.com.
Links Mentioned in This Episode
- Risa’s books: http://theultimatetoolkitbooks.com
- Risa’s podcast: The Motivation Mindset Podcast
- Get Stuff Done Goals Group, sign up at http://patreon.com/risawilliams
If you’d like to enter our DOUBLE PODCAST GIVEAWAY and win a copy for free, find the giveaway post on Instagram @risawilliamstherapy and leave a comment before Tuesday, December 19, 2023. Risa is giving away the “Motivation Mindset Planner,” a goals planner that helps you mark off your progress and stay motivated. And Toni-Ann is giving away her Sunday Prep Workbook+ to help you prepare for a productive and less stressful week.
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