I practice this challenge almost EVERY DAY. I realized that when I focus on how much I need to get done, I am taking myself out of the moment of what I need to do now. Plus it keeps me feeling overwhelmed. How is that going to help me?
When I catch the thought of "I have so much to do and so little time," I stop and remind myself that "I always get things done and I manage my time well." This immediately brings me relief and then it helps me focus on the task in front of me.
It doesn't matter what industry you're in or if you're an entrepreneur, executive, manager, or entry-level employee - we all have a lot of work to do. When we talk about the time we don't have, we're complaining. We know complaining is bad for us so let's work on removing this complaint from our mind.
Be aware of your time but don't replay the mantra of the lack of it in your mind and conversations. Ruminating on it stresses us out, depletes our energy, and distracts us from the task at hand.
We keep working and we keep getting things done. Let that be our focus and our affirmation throughout the day.
Arathi Ramappa is a certified executive coach, certified spiritual life coach, speaker, and management consultant who helps individuals thrive in life and business. Using the concepts of emotional intelligence, self-compassion, and mindfulness, Arathi has helped clients start their own businesses, develop leadership skills, diminish conflict in relationships, implement positive behaviors, and increase confidence.
Arathi offers one-on-one coaching and emotional intelligence and conscious principles workshops to organizations. She created the EASE approach to help others Explore, Analyze, Strengthen, and Empower their thinking to identify and conquer obstacles to success and change their lives and businesses.
With twenty years of experience in business management coupled with certifications in coaching and emotional intelligence, Arathi’s background as a serial entrepreneur and a veteran in the start-up space has provided her with extensive cross-functional knowledge that she can apply to any situation or client. She has managed teams globally in places such as India, Japan, China, Germany, Canada, Taiwan, Eastern Europe, as well as the U.S., and has worked with a wide range of clients including from the financial, healthcare, cybersecurity, and fashion industries, among others.
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