Are you constantly feeling stressed out with too much to do? Does it feel like you are falling further and further behind in your agreements and commitments? Create the intention to be more energetic, focused and productive.
One of the most powerful questions one can ask oneself in the present moment is “What requests do I need to say no to right now?” You need to stay focused on being in the present moment with a quiet and uncluttered mind.
How effective are you at emptying your mind to become more productive?
Empty Your Mind
There’s no real way to achieve control if your mind is racing. If it’s stuffed with worries, to-do lists and generalized anxiety, you’ll never be as productive, innovative or successful as you desire.
“The art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of our great men.” —Captain J.A. Hatfield
Most of the stress we experience comes from inappropriately managed commitments we make or accept. Even those of us who aren’t consciously “stressed out” can experience better focus, greater relaxation and increased energy when we learn to more effectively control the open loops of our lives.
Anything that’s pulling at your attention is a source of stress, which distracts from your ability to be innovative and productive. You must identify and gather up all of the stressors that plague you.
Next, plan how you will handle them, using outcome thinking and writing down next-action steps. This may seem like a simple task, but in practice most people don’t do it in a consistent way.
Working with a seasoned executive coach trained in emotional intelligence and incorporating leadership assessments such as the Bar-On EQ-i and CPI 260 can help you become a less stressed and more purposeful and productive leader. You can become a leader who models emotional intelligence and self - management, and who inspires people to become happily engaged with the strategy and vision of the company.