Don’t underestimate the power of your thoughts. Do you tell yourself any variation of the following?
“I don’t have time.”
“I’m too busy.”
“I have too much to do, I’ll never get it all done.”
You’ve heard the term The power of positive thinking; negative thinking holds the same power. To combat feeling out of control, catch those phrases you tell yourself and rephrase them from a more positive or “in control” viewpoint.
- Focus on what you CAN do rather than on what you can’t.
- Proactively adjust your schedule or rebook items that can be better served in the future.
- Consider your tasks as exciting challenges you are ideally prepared to overcome, rather than as chores running your workday.
Not only will you discover you’re more efficient but as a bonus your stress levels will reduce immensely.
You have the control.
You have the power.
You have the time.
An additional tip: The first time you catch yourself saying the negative phrases about work, write them down. These are the tasks you need to delegate to us!