A dozen other things distract your attention? How do you make sure you are doing exactly what needs to be done? And how do you stop worrying that you are doing the wrong thing?
Your work day begins, you open your email and social networks. In the incoming messages - a mountain of letters, old and new, everyone needs to pay attention. You go through them and get an idea of what you need to do in a day.
But where do you start?
Taking on one thing, you immediately rush to check if there is something more important. This is repeated over and over again - every time you take on something, your attention is distracted by a dozen other things (and while you are busy, even more may appear).
How do you make sure you are doing exactly what needs to be done? And how do you stop worrying that you're doing the wrong thing?
I have been struggling with this for years - so I sit down to write something (for example, this post), but deep in my heart I am persistently pursued by the desire to check my mail, accounts, calendar, go to social networks. This desire is not always easy to appease.
But usually I still get the big things done. A series of simple steps helps me to keep my anxiety tied.
I'll talk about these actions a little later - but now let's talk about why this is happening.
Make friends with anxiety. She has always been and will be with you. She will go hand in hand with you all your life, even longer than you are sane and have a solid memory - until your heart stops beating. So don't be afraid of her, don't try to kill her. Better accept her, try to hug her, get used to her. You will be together for a long time.
Have a firm intention to continue the business. Before you get started, make an agreement with your new friend. You will be engaged in the selected activity for at least five minutes without switching to anything else. During these wonderful five minutes, you must confidently act on your decision, no matter how perfect your activity is. You see, in fact, the ideal occupation simply does not exist, and trying to find it is like crushing water in a mortar. Instead, focus on what you are doing and carry on with confidence.
Continue business. This is probably already obvious to you from the previous point. Anxiety will intensify - note this to yourself, smile at him, hug him like an old friend who always does crazy things, and … continue your work. Everything will be fine. Everything will be just great. It will be a real triumph.
By following these rules, you will be able to complete your business. Now take a deep breath and smile. You have come a long way and you still have a lot to go, but now you are here. You come. “Here” is a great place.