This is THE YEAR, my tribe! For many, clutter represents the number of unread emails in their inbox, the unopened mail in their foyer, or the number of un-checked emails in their inbox. Today, I want to tackle the clutter in your head. Mind clutter is all of those little things that interfere with your productivity, and ultimately, the way you see yourself.
When the clutter in your head is not letting you perform to the best of your abilities and you are overwhelmed or things are starting to get unmanageable, try these tips:
A few tips to explore
Don’t be afraid of failure.
No one wants to fail, but we must learn to embrace it. Learn from your mistakes and work on your deficiencies. Don’t ignore the signs. Confront it, admit it, and move on. I know it’s hard to believe, but failure can promote growth if you are able to look beyond that particular moment in time.
Tiny steps promote forward movement.
Greatness takes time, hard work and dedication. One step in the right direction each day will allow you to savor the journey. Don’t lose hope, regardless of how long it takes you to reach your goal. Instead of creating a task list of 300 entries, create a task list of 10 entries every day for 30 days. Trust me, you’ll obtain better results than when you try to cram everything in. Don’t rush it.
Believe in YOU and your expertise.
There will be times when a client, co-worker, or the challenges of every day life will make you question your abilities. Do not allow others to impact your performance. Stay true to your core. Define who you are, what you stand for, and stay the course. Your work will speak for itself. This is your path; you have control of the steering wheel.
Rule of no Reciprocity.Allow your self the ability to give and not expect anything in return. Give and forget. Keeping tabs on favors or good deeds will surely slow you down. Embrace the rule of “No Expectations”. Just give.
Tend to what matters most to you first.
It’s a must. Make time for what matters most and everything else will follow suit. This automatically allows you to prioritize in a happy state.
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