With all the stress and anxiety you get from dealing with life struggles such as work, community and social interaction, school, etc., are you comfortable to say that you are perfectly fine? With all the online therapy sessions you attended and all the tips you get from the meetings, can you say it’s all working? Well, if you think there’s something more than just pretending to be stable with your current state right now, you might want to consider checking your valuable time. Not because you feel like doing a lot of things that doesn’t mean you are reaching productivity. So let me share basic tips to achieve a more active time-management process.

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Set Goals And Rewards

When planning your day, setting your goal is an essential thing you need to do first. It allows you to have proper targets and helps you picture out more valuable solutions across every situation you might encounter. But before deciding what your objectives for the day are, ask yourself why you want to achieve it in the first place. By knowing your goal, you can maximize your productivity so you can do as many things as possible. After that, reward yourself. It’s the best way to appreciate your effort.

Prioritize Your Task

It’s easy to list down the things you want to do and achieve. However, it’s not that easy to work on everything. Therefore, it is essential to set priorities correctly. The genuine way to do this is by dividing your priorities into categories such as “important and urgent” and “not important and not urgent.” With this category, you can determine which task appears important and urgent. It saves time because you can be able to work on the stuff that requires an immediate response. It also helps you in segregating the thing you need to do from the ones you only want to do.

Learn To Delegate

You can never expand time, so the pressure always lies in the goal of achieving a lot in less than a period. Depending on the task or responsibilities you are dealing with, delegating small assignments can be a great help.  It will allow a great setup on your side. However, you have to note that finding the right person to trust your responsibilities is crucial. Therefore, you have to let someone take the lead in doing what’s right for the task and accept its outcome.

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Tweak Your Schedule

It will create pressure when you instantly change your life in an instant. Sometimes, immense changes in your time might not guarantee an excellent productivity result too. And if you’re also starting to work on possible alterations, it’s not the best option either. With that, you can practice some small tweaks on your schedule for a start. It could be waking up 30-minutes early every day, cutting down time in social media, reducing your binge-watching, and so on. It can significantly create a massive outcome once you finally managed to change your habit of focusing on the not-so-important things around you.

Set Clear Deadlines

It’s good that you value working on your priorities and task. But you have to know when it should end. By establishing a fixed schedule on completing your duties, you’re motivating yourself. It becomes more comfortable for you to comply with your needs because of the limitations that inspire you to focus on. It also encourages you to stay on track so you won’t fall off your schedule. Try using a calendar to help you know what you have to do and when you need to finish it.

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Avoid Multitasking

Dealing with more than one task seems promising, especially when there is stuff that requires immediate resolution. But despite what you may believe, multitasking is not that efficient at all. It only makes you complete a task in low quality and often slow your progress down. Since your attention is divided when multitasking, it takes away your ability to think creatively. As a result, you’ll end up having frustrations, agitations, and anxiety.

It’s worth remembering that behind every success, there are individuals who always do their best no matter what. They focus on changing the rule of the game on any point and consider the things that make all the difference. And that is by choosing how they spend their time correctly.

Anxiety is a mental health condition caused by uncontrolled emotional turmoil. It is something that takes away positive thoughts by leaving tiny bits of fears in both old and new experiences. It hinders a person in reaching his potential. It affects life and changes everything constantly. That’s the reason why battling with this condition becomes a necessity. Hence, there’s got to be an increase in emotional intelligence to help manage and deal with anxiety before it can eventually destroy a person’s overall wellness.

Emotions sometimes referred to as an inner spirit. It is comparable to the breath of life. It prescribes a person’s actions and becomes the foundation of his judgment. It is true that when an individual can master his emotions, he can entirely manage his actions. And when there’s a well-managed action, there’s a significant chance of gaining future realities. Therefore, emotional intelligence is not only a great solution in dealing with anxiety, but to help in boosting overall emotional strength as well.

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A Person’s Thought, Is A Person’s Action

There are inevitably two types of people in the world: the “conqueror and the conquered,” and “those who can help and the ones that need help.” Being a conqueror leads to greatness as it allows future development. The self-love gives a person the highest virtues of bravery and courage. Conquerors are leaders and not followers. They believe that the outcomes of their lives are the results of their current actions. These types of people take responsibility for their decisions so they won’t have to blame anyone on whatever unfortunate things that happen to them. These individuals hold high physical and intellectual standards. In a different perspective, there are those who value serving others. These individuals don’t care about their positions. They only know how to use their empathy to provide something useful to others. They picture the world with just good and bad.

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On the other hand, there are conquered individuals. Though these people don’t choose their state, they are still the ones to blame for their current situations. These are people who failed to handle their mistakes and didn’t take steps to dig themselves out of their misery. They let their bad decisions get in the way and didn’t take time to think through better solutions. These people never stop blaming others for the unfortunate things that are happening to them. They are filled with anxiety and fear and are no longer able to stand alone. Then there are those who need help. These people are unfortunate not by choice. Most individuals in this situation appear unlucky and always stay as victims of the harshness of the world.

How Emotions Get Stronger And Weaker

At a young age, people get harnessed with the things around them. An individual structure called “environment” takes a toll on how emotions work differently. With the knowledge people get from the structure, they navigate the world. But not all people receive the same sentiment as they see different views of the world. That’s the problem with handling personal and societal issues. No one is right and wrong when it comes to emotional judgment. That’s because one person can grow up in a structure that strength and weakness come from personality and responsibility. The other one can grow up in an environment where collective character matters. Meaning, there’s only a focus on the needy and the fortunate. In that sense, people see anxiety, anger, and depression, as a tool to become stronger. It becomes their highest ideal of emotions. While on the other hand, some individuals use compassion to allow them to become a giver.

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Final Thought

Since there are always two sides of everything, the power of emotional intelligence comes in when people can alter the invisible structure around them. When they know how to gather a diverse set of critical concept and see a scenario in two different perspectives, they become more powerful. That’s because they can become adaptive to every situation, whether it’s good or bad. People who focus on the layer of hidden positivity on adverse emotional conditions are the ones who can entirely manage their mental state. By looking and experiencing potential realities that could exist in life, people can find new ways to manage their anxiety.