Since I work for myself (and have for almost a decade), my stress tends to look a little different.
Instead of being "too busy" with endless tasks, I usually suffer from decision fatigue and massive amounts of uncertainty.
This is why I often feel like I can't relate to others who work in a more traditional, 9-to-5 setting.
Yesterday, my fiancé noticed I was visibly stressed and asked something I didn't expect:
"What does your idea future look like?"
This isn't a question I hear often especially from others.
Unfortunately, I don't usually talk about my future plans with others. It's not that I don't want to, it's just that people don't usually ask.
As someone who has their sights ambitiously set on the stratosphere, I answered by sharing travel plans, books deals, speaking gigs, and most importantly, positive impact on others.
Now, this wasn't the most "actionable" conversation, but the more we talked, the better I felt. It helped me to slow down and really think about the life I want for myself and others.
If you're feeling stressed out or unsure, try asking yourself the same question and find someone who will listen. This might be all you need to get things back on track.