I had a long day ahead. The to-do list looked longer than the day. What did the list include? Work, family, health and passion. Some of the items in the list were for the world and a little some that mattered to me.
It felt strangely overwhelming despite knowing that I have the entire day at my disposal.
Have you ever found yourself in a similar situation? Read on to know how I tamed my anxious mind –
Step 1 – I took a few deep breathes and decided to bring my concentration back to the moment. Once, I was present in the NOW I felt motivated to start.
Step 2 – I shortlisted 3 tasks that would make me feel accomplished at the end of the day. The rest of the activities were important but I had to prioritize.
Step 3 – I started with one major task in the morning itself. Do the difficult one first and you breathe easy all day long.
Step 4 – I asked for support wherever possible. My statements were clear and precise with no ambiguity in the form of help that I needed.
Step 5 – I took breaks in between two tasks where I engaged in real conversations with people, reading and meditating.
Ta-da! I could attend to two of my major tasks, well before noon and the entire list looked easily doable in the remaining time.
Do you know what I did?
I expanded my concept of time. Rather than considering time as the limiting factor, I chose to make it my strength. Always think in abundance and keep telling yourself – ‘I have enough time and energy.’