Do you often feel like you're losing control of your day? When you wake up, you make a plan. You want to get so much done, but as soon as you start, you find yourself distracted by all the things around you. Your focus is low, and you fail to identify what is genuinely a priority task. For some, it might just be another case of procrastination.
How do you regain control of your time? There is no one-size-fits-all kind of strategy when it comes to increasing productivity. But there is one simple rule that can make it all work out. If you want to be more productive, then keep your list of things-to-do simple. You won't work well when there is a lot on your list.
When you simplify your list, you are prioritizing what should come first and what should come next. When you simplify, you are dedicating enough time for the things that should be considered essential. When you simplify, you allow yourself to make a plan that works well for you.
Every well-meaning parent doesn't want their child to experience the hardships of life. When they are dealing with children who are chronically anxious, they do things to make sure that their child does not suffer. But in the long run, they end up exacerbating their child's anxiety as their children don't learn how to deal with their triggers on their own.
This even happens to parents who work hard to anticipate their child's anxiety attacks. When parents try very hard to be in control of their child's fears, they end up making their child feel worse. So how do you escape the cycle of anxiety? How do you help your child deal with their stress?
Picture this: all the kids have lined up for school, and your son suddenly tells you he can't ride the bus like he always does. He tells you he has a stomachache and has to go to the bathroom. You know he is feeling perfectly well, but suddenly he tells you this. This starts to happen every...
All of us have bad days, and we all have different ways of dealing with them. Whenever you’re in a difficult situation, what do you do? You may often feel stuck and paralyzed, unable to see the way out.
One of the ways that you can combat stress during challenging times is by being mindful. But what does it mean to be more conscious and mindful? Here are some examples of how to practice mindfulness to get through difficult situations.
If you’re wondering why mindfulness is important, you aren’t alone. Among the most common emotions that are associated with having bad days include anxiety, stress, depression, grief, and anger. All these feelings can be overwhelming. However, when you are mindful of these emotions, you can keep yourself in check and control such negative attitudes from taking over your life.
At times when you do experience these overwhelming feelings, allow yourself to take...
Have you ever had difficulty being alone? Have you always feared the thought of growing old alone? If you haven't had the chance to take an hour-long walk by yourself because you are afraid of what others would say or how it would make you feel, then you are definitely one of those who do not want to be alone.
There are a few people who indulge in the luxury of silence. Time alone is one of the things they consider a gift because they believe that it is in solitude that they truly find the time for themselves.
While it may be a blessing for some, being in solitude could also be another person's nightmare. It is one of the things that they fear they cannot survive. An hour spent in nature could be something they genuinely dread because of their inner uncertainty.
Why has it become so challenging to be alone? Why has it become so difficult for others to enjoy the time they spend with themselves?
When you look at the idea...
Do you have a problem with wanting to do everything? Although this may be possible, it is also something you must carefully consider.
You can do whatever you want to do. Nobody can stop you. But then again, should you do everything you want all at once? Isn’t focusing your attention on one thing at a time more effective than dividing your attention amongst several things? Is there anything you can do to help improve your focus?
What does it mean to achieve complete focus? It is not just about being able to do and finish everything you want. It is also about exploring the things that you can be.
In a world where you can be anything, you should focus on becoming someone of whom you can be proud. Wanting to do a lot of things in a day can be fulfilling but exhausting at the same time. You may feel good when you can tick as many items in your to-do list for the day as you did; however, you are also drained of your...
Encouragement is the act of giving another person confidence and support. When it comes to the importance of motivation, everyone knows that being supported by those you love is sometimes the only thing that keeps you going when the going gets tough.
Everyone needs a little encouragement from time to time. Whether it comes as words or actions, every person who is encouragement is enlightened. They are given hope that all will be well in time.
While everyone can be a source of inspiration, not everyone will be willing to give it away. Selfishness is an unfortunate part of human nature. Sometimes, people take advantage of others who are struggling. They put them down even more by judging them poorly or kicking them while they are down. Obviously, this discouragement of your fellow human doesn’t actually help you feel better about yourself, even if you think it will. Perhaps, right now, you are the victim of someone who is putting you down, and you’re becoming...
It takes courage to deal with the changes that come in life—especially the traumatic or large ones like moving, losing a loved one, or losing a job. Cultural changes can have the same effect, especially when entering a country or state far different from your own. It won't happen overnight, and the acceptance will take a while too. However, when equipped with an open mind and an even bigger heart, you can embrace anything that comes your way.
Imagine what would happen if you suddenly have to deal with traumatic change overnight? For example, what if a storm came and left your whole community devastated? Houses are torn down, and you can't find the people you love. The phone lines are down, and there is no way to communicate with people to let them know you're alive and well.
Such changes force you to give up your habitual patterns. You cannot go back to your usual routine and have to learn to adapt to your new environment. But then...
Everyone wants to be committed to something or someone because it gives them a sense of grounding. However, when you make a commitment, you could be limiting your options. For some people, this could pose a huge problem. For others, the hard part of living comes from not having a goal in mind. They feel lost in life with no direction. These may be opposing views, but they all point to the same issue and question:
How does one stay committed to their responsibilities while also still becoming the person they want to be?
How do you deal with your dedication and commitment to work while still having time for yourself? How do you follow through with prior commitments while still growing as a person? Is there a secret formula that will enable you to see things through no matter what happens?
While other people rush themselves to pursue their endeavors, it is best to work at your own pace. When you look back to how you were...
How do you use the time you have in your hands? Time management strategies only become effective when you choose to commit to them. However, that can be easier said than done.
You can choose to be efficient, or you can choose to go through every day with disorganized thoughts. You could choose to focus your time on tasks that are considered high-value, or you could choose to waste your day being distracted and not completing anything.
The choice is always yours.
You are free to do what you want to do. Perhaps the only question left to ask is this: do you have control of your time?
In order to start accomplishing things, you have to eliminate everything that is keeping you from being productive. When it comes to effective time management, the goal should always be to put yourself in control of your time. How you want to spend it should always be a decision you make for yourself.
What does it mean to have time for you? It takes...
Are you feeling overwhelmed with life? Are you experiencing work overload? Do you feel like if one more thing comes your way, you may fall apart? Modern life is rife with tasks that need to be done immediately, even more so than our parents. Technology has kept us connected to our work, social media has kept us glued to our screens, and everyday tasks keep us on our toes. While we can solve these issues, we can also find goodness in the disorder.
First, we must identify why we are overwhelmed. This not an exhaustive list, but definitely some of the most common causes. If your particular issue isn’t listed, the solutions, later on, will more than likely help you anyway.
Studies show that those who are overworking at their vocation or within their homes are at a higher risk for heart attack, heart disease, and general misery. Signs of overwork can show up in several different ways such as anxiety, depression, decreased...
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