Dec 16, 2013 - Is work all consuming? Are you under pressure in your work to perform and accomplish a great deal of activities in a specific amount of time? Are you experiencing demands from others at work, which are creating an "all work, no play" reality in your life? In this "want it now" society that we live in, it is easy to allow demands and expectations to control how we function to the point that we feel that we are no longer in control of our time or activities. The key is first to accurately assess what is essential, necessary and pertinent for what you are trying to achieve while also respecting what others are trying to achieve. Second, you must give yourself permission to relax from time to time to nurture your spirit and ability to be productive.
Take an MM&I Moment to reflect upon what is causing your work to monopolize your life at this moment. If you have taken on additional responsibilities, projects or initiatives, are you effectively engaging others to support you, or are you attempting to manage all aspects alone? If deadlines are causing stress, are you collaboratively determining deadlines versus allowing others to impose their schedules upon you? If unexpected obligations have been added to your responsibilities, are these obligations truly essential for you to see through, or can you engage others for assistance so you can focus on your priorities? Do you feel that you cannot take even a moment to do something for yourself because you have so much on your plate at work? Especially when you feel intense pressure and stress to "perform," it is the most critical time for you to take a break. Your mind and body function best when they are nurtured, which includes some relaxation and rejuvenation time. Give yourself permission to take a small break to do something you find relaxing, entertaining and/or satisfying. You will be amazed at how much more productive you will be when you return to work.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice." - Wayne Dyer
Yours in synergistic thinking,