Taking Control of Your Workflow Can Improve Performance

It is so easy to get caught up in what needs to be done and numerous tasks with upcoming deadlines, that we lose sight in why we are doing what we are doing in the first place. We begin to lose motivation. We are expected to reach certain expectations. It’s important to commit to your role, but if your workflow becomes overwhelming or you feel discouraged, you might want to step back and assess. How can we give 100% if we do not feel 100% on what we are doing. You can reach your fullest potential when you are passionate and excited about what you are doing. If you aren’t happy, something has to change. Don’t feel like you have to reach other people’s expectations. We overload ourselves with more than what we can handle so much of the time. We have to be able to stand up for ourselves and say “No” when necessary. You are not expected to hold the world on your shoulders. Communication is key. Don’t be afraid to delegate tasks or let others know you have enough on your plate. This isn’t a sign of weakness. You are wiser when you see what is ahead of you and know what is manageable and what is not. It might be helpful to organize and prioritize tasks. If you have a plan, you will more likely be efficient and get more done in the day. Take breaks. Breaks are important so you don’t burn out. Keep a good flow and only take on what you can handle. You are only human.

Finding Your Passion

Finding what you are passionate about in life isn’t always easy. What you are passionate about should excite you and give you a reason to get up in the morning and give you the motivation to make the most of each day. The hardest part can be finding what excites you the most. Figuring out that niche. You may get excited about a lot of things or maybe nothing at all. Here are some tips on how to tap into your inner soul and find that passion that does exist.

  1. Pay attention to your feelings and what gets you excited. In order to find out what you are passionate about you must discover what you love. Let your emotions come alive. How can you ever know what you love if you shut off or ignore feelings of joy, excitement, and happiness.
  2. Appreciate your uniqueness. What sets you apart and makes you…YOU? Take time to get to know yourself. Spend some time alone or go on a retreat to clear your mind of stress or negative energy. Create some goals. Make a list of what excites you. What drives you to accomplish the goals you have made? Hopefully pride and happiness play a role in why you want to do something.
  3. Keep a journal. Write all your thoughts and experiences down. Do you see any patterns on what excites you or motivates you. When are you the most happy?
  4. Don’t live on autopilot. It is so easy to go through each day being alive and just going through the same motions over and over. Are you truly living and experiencing the most out of each day? Try not to get caught up in just what needs to be done, but also make the time for yourself to do what you like. Don’t be afraid of change. It’s the only constant in life.

Create Yourself

This is your life. What makes you happy? Today focus on one goal that you want to accomplish to living a happier lifestyle. It might be getting organized, trying a new recipe, having time to yourself to meditate or journal. Today is a new day live it to the fullest. Try that new workout or class that you have been wanting to try! You can accomplish anything if you put your mind to it.