Being productive requires us to overcome several barriers. Every day, we battle ourselves and our circumstances, overcoming obstacles and diversions. All of this creates an air of tranquillity. Our motivation is to enhance our personal lives and relationships.
Our efforts to remain productive can be undermined by external conditions, particularly by our anxiety disorders, depressions, and self-sabotage.
Why does this occur? Human beings are very complex creatures with several characteristics. To perform well, we need a healthy body, mind, a positive attitude, self-control, self-respect, and self-motivation.
Just like with any machine or electronic device, each component is critical to its correct operation - each wheel, chip, oil, or circuit - for people, it is their body, mind, and tools.
Because complex systems are difficult to repair, maintaining them is critical combined with proper operation, which determines productivity and outcomes.
Anxiety is one of the factors that might derail your efforts and keep you trapped.
What are your options? To begin, seek expert assistance. Secondly, consider one or more of the points below:
1. Justification. Justify your actions with yourself, your brain, and the circumstances it is creating for you to keep you trapped. Finally, analyze the chances of that incident occurring and what you can do to avoid it.
2. Make a plan and prepare. If the events you fear are likely or feasible, having a plan in place will be quite beneficial. For instance, if your primary concern is financial, growing your rainy day fund and saving by eliminating unnecessary costs or taking on an extra gig to supplement your income are effective techniques for regaining control. As a consequence of the action you did, you will begin to feel more empowered and less anxious.
3. Acquaint yourself with your triggers and habits. If you are aware that specific situations might trigger your anxiety, attempt to either prevent or avoid such problems. For example, if true crime documentaries make you worry about the safety of your home even if you planned and took action to protect yourself, - remove those items from your watchlist. Patterns are recognized and managed reactions and sequences. Thus, if you are aware that you may experience increased anxiety after a workweek if you do not rest well, schedule your rest time, and adhere to your self-motivational routines.
4. Seek expert assistance once more. Of course, it's simpler than ever now, thanks to the proliferation of mobile app-based telemedicine solutions and a range of other possibilities. But, while it is human nature to worry about things, you lose control and productivity when it becomes excessive.
The complex systems are hard to fix, thus maintaining it essential for longevity and correct functioning, thus determining productivity and results.
Anxiety is one of the things that can shatter your attempts and keep you stuck. It is in human nature to worry about things, but when it goes over the top - you are losing control and losing productivity.
The points that I've outlined also work on me, and help others too. I want you to achieve your dreams and enjoy your life in full. Need strategic planning advice or productivity tools? You can always book a 1-on-1 session here: https://jimandlucywoods.com/60-min-1-on-1-strategy-session/