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How to calm
down mental frenzy and complete tasks.
by Daniel Martin
I.You are in charge!
Realize that you are in control of yourself. No one else makes your decisions.
You chose every choice you have in life, and no one else! Free will is a gift,
and we should give it back to God; but our decisions belong to us, whether we
want it or not.
feel threatened by your thoughts!
Remember, thoughts are just thoughts. They might affect our decisions,
but they are not our decisions. Our subconscious like to fire out our perceptions
of reality; not the reality itself. If your uncertainty seems nightmarish and
you keep having fears of perceived consequences like deadlines, failed
relationships, or dire consequences; keep in mind that fears are like an alarm
clock, you shouldn’t keep pushing snooze, but it is only doing the job of
making noise. Fears are not the reality of what is actually going on. They can
serve you to draw your attention to things that need attention, but after that,
don’t sweat it. You are probably blowing things out of proportion anyway.
time to take care of yourself!
Is there a reason for your feelings of anxiety? Are you taking care of
your physical needs? We all want to be more than human, but everyone has
limitations. Are you adequate rest times? Are you sleeping? Are you eating
enough food, and drinking enough water? Are there any other things you are putting
off just to get things done? Is this time to take a short break to gather
yourself and get back to it?
to the plan you start.
Don’t allow yourself to deviate
from your intended goals. Go with your gut. If you started with something, you
might re-evaluate its importance, but you probably where heading the right
direction. Better to have one thing done, and done well; then a dozen things
half finished. When passion for the thing leaves evaluate its long term
importance. Keep going even if you know you should, even if the finish line is
a good distance. Trust God, and trust your instincts! Most of the time the
reward is worth the distance. It takes perseverance that goes long beyond fancy,
to achieve anything worth having in life.
Don’t interpret setbacks and distractions as failures. Mentally reframing setbacks in a positive vein
allows you to keep your progression in forward momentum. Just think, you are
learning patience in the process of long-term successes. Many times the path
from point A. to point B. involves allot of twists and turns. Refraining interruptions
as a part of the journey to the goal rather than failure is a key to success!
into mole hills!
Don’t feel overwhelmed by the size of the project, or the amount of the
things you must accomplish. Everything in life you can do in life, must be
taken sequentially (one step at a time). If it seems large; what would be the
first step? After you have figured that out, what’s next? Keep going you’ll get
Thoughtfulness trumps frenzy.
(You may think, just starting something and working your very hardest is
the key to success. While you need that drive and passion to accomplish your
desires, or complete tasks: if you don’t think holistically about the approach,
you will keep rounding the same corners and be frustrated by your attempts. Ask
yourself some important questions like: How important is what I am doing? Is
there a better way to do what I am doing? Is there a more efficient way to go
about what I am doing? What tools will I need and what information before I
start this task? If you go about with this kind of thought process, you have a
better springboard for success and are less likely to burn out easy.
time to celebrate! Reward yourself for even a small victory! No one else may appreciate
what you have accomplished, but it doesn’t matter. Take the time to celebrate!
You are teaching yourself to take ownership of the process. Thank God for the
victory, and take moments to bolster your accomplishments to yourself. It’s
healthy! You will find joy in the little things when you take healthy pride in your
(disclaimer) I am not an expert in applying all of this but am learning the art of practicing these tips myself.