Four Minutes of Gratitude Challenge

I challenge you to take 4 minutes of your day to say thanks. I guarantee it will set a positive foundation for the rest of your day. Close your eyes and look inwards or write in a journal.

Be thankful for your health, the love that surrounds you, your support figures. Food, warmth, lodging. The hardships you’ve faced and conquered. The task you recently completed.

When we take something for granted, we’re devastated when we lose it. When we can count our blessings we appreciate the smell, taste and texture of every moment.

Stress Management on Freelance Projects

For the past 4 years, I have freelanced as a Product Manager/UX Designer. More specifically, I’ve partnered with designers and developers to ship software for Clients. I’ve also defined the experiences and interfaces for the software we’ve shipped.

Over these years, I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve screamed, slammed tables and sulked in a corner of my dark room.

Now, my freelance career is far less stressful. I look back and laugh at those moments in embarrassment. I’ve acquired a core set of beliefs that have helped me significantly reduce stress and focus more on the eustress that comes with my work.
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