One of my biggest struggles in my day-to-day life is managing my priorities. And by that, I mean I take stuff wayyyy too seriously. Car bill due? I’m thinking about it all day. Carpet to vacuum? Also on my mental to-do list.
If you spend all your time prioritizing your responsibilities, you’re likely ignoring some things that are very important to your life. Like your family, your friends, your “you” time, etc.
Try out focusing on these 7 areas to see if you can achieve a happier life.
A couple years ago I was hired by the owners of IT Company to help them get their operations systematized. During the time I worked with the owners their only sales person decided he did not like the changes. As a result he would personally attack me during meetings. This was not my first time having to deal with people that did not want to change. So I would let him rant, ask him if he was finished, thanked him for his opinion and proceeded with the meeting agenda. The hate continued beyond the meetings and at one point he wrote a four page letter with what I was told more personal attacks. He emailed the letter not only to me but to the owners, the other employees, the HR consulting firm, clients and others he thought he could rally for his opinion. The point is that this person clearly wanted to project their insecurities, their negativity and their fears onto me.
The chaos of life affects us all at some point in time. We get a setback at work. A setback in our relationship, in business and sometimes that setback can make you question everything. You freeze because you don’t know what to do. You are so emotionally wrapped up in the shock of what happened that you cannot think straight.
Here are 3 Tips I recently used to forge ahead when things got tough:
How many times have you either told someone or someone told you, “I really just need to find myself.” We all have questioned if we’re on the right path or wondered if there’s something more out there for us at some point.
We are multi-layered.
However, in attempting to find ourselves or discover our passions, we sometimes forget about or lose an important piece of who we are.There’s a layer our parents help shape over the years, a layer our friends shape, our bosses, our significant others and so on. When people go out there to “find themselves,” they strip away those layers, desperate to find something, anything, in hopes of discovering who they are. However, once they peel back all those layers, they are left with…NOTHING.