Jan 25, 2016 - Can you see past it? Are you weighed down by what you currently have on your plate to the point you cannot focus on anything except what you are dealing with right now? Do you feel you are on a hamster wheel, not getting anywhere, and yet you are putting a great deal of time and energy into trying to get ahead of it all? Are you faced with a particular challenge that seems insurmountable at this time? When your are overwhelmed or overwrought, it is oftentimes difficult to see a way past where you currently are because you are consumed with putting out fires or diving into tasks at hand. You convince yourself consciously or subconsciously that you cannot take the time necessary to think, let alone devise a specific plan of action.
Take an MM&I Moment to give yourself permission to take an hour, a half day, a whole day, a weekend, or even a week, to catch your breath, relax, retreat, rejuvenate, and refocus. When you are caught in the midst of what feels like total chaos, it perpetuates an intensified feeling of unending stress that only serves to further undermine your efforts. The best thing you can do for yourself, and the situation, is to decompress, unplug and allow yourself some time to regain clearer perspective and reignite a mindset of being able to move yourself forward confidently. Now schedule that precious time right now, and protect it with every fiber of your being. You deserve this time, and when you realize the power behind taking it, you will find this to be a regular practice that catapults your ability to cope, problem-solve, and focus to new heights.
Synergized Quote of the Week
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein
Yours in synergistic thinking,