With a long career in film, politics, professional bodybuilding, and sports spanning decades, Arnold Schwarzenegger is the definition of booked and busy. It’s probably correct to conclude that having such a hectic schedule might be overwhelming at times. In his newsletter, while answering a fan’s question about how he manages stress, Schwarzenegger detailed his basic strategy for dealing with a stressful workload.
He went on to say, “I concentrate on one thing at a time. ,,,,,,,,,, My friends arrived to begin reading my TV scripts and going for a bike ride while I’m writing this newsletter. Please go into the next room and play chess. I don’t want to be concerned about cycling to the gym or rehearsing my material. All I’m thinking about right now is my newsletter, and that’s all there is to it. Then I’ll go for a bike ride to the gym without thinking about you guys. Then I’ll rehearse again, but not be thinking about the gym.”
“Don’t try to tackle every issue at once,” he advised. “Divide everything up into things that you can do, then go on to the next.”
Schwarzenegger has described how he maintains motivation and energy in both his professional life and his physical fitness in previous newsletters. “You’re not a failure unless you give up completely,” he stated on the subject of establishing new habits and keeping to goals. So, as you hit the wall and consider giving up, think back to why you wanted to change in the first place.
He also advised against listening to naysayers, noting that if everyone heeded the negative advice they received, “we would never get out of bed and our greatest accomplishment would be finding a new Netflix series… Even during your lowest points, something good is on the other side of the tunnel.”