Overthinking – How to Stay in the Game
|December 17, 2012||Posted by The Dilly Chic under Eyeshadow Illustrations, Personal Shares, Tips that Will Help Your Life|
You have to agree that there are times where your mind is restless, so restless that it keeps you from sleeping or doing anything at all generally. I’ve been more than occupied lately, with studies, illustrating, the fact that my blog just moved to a new domain, writing new posts, and real life which has been quite nice with opportunities coming my way. But I also can’t deny the fact that my mind is always travelling to -unfortunately- endless places, and there has been times where I just want to ditch everything and listen to some music and go to sleep.
That being said, fortunately I have my own formula to combat these states. They don’t work 100%, but doing these stuff usually help me escape my wandering mind and help me get back on my feet, and on tasks that I should be doing instead. I’m nowhere near a psychologist, but these help me get me back on track:
1. Create a short term task list
For bloggers, we all have those long term plans, such as “Grow traffic to 100 visits/day” or “Make $1000/week”. They’re all important, but what about your short term goals list? Yes, you should definitely have one! This could be something like, “Publish one post every two days” or “Reply to emails and messages daily” or whatever you want. Even if you’re not a blogger you should have these goals written out, and to amplify the psychological effect, you should make more copies of the list and post them all around your room, and maybe as a reminder in your phone. It helps me to stay in the game a LOT.
I’ve never met a single human being who only have one task to do at one time. Even the janitors at your workplace/ schools have something else in mind and something else to do. That’s why it’s important to prioritize. Priorities are relative, though. For example, some people would make work as #1 while others have family as their #1. That’s why you should make your task list based on your priorities order, and do number one the first time. Just remember not to jumble the list you already created yourself.
3. Take a break
Slack off, this is what I do when I’m frustrated and on my limit. You should always have the mindset of an ambitious
bitch person when doing this though. You should be able to push yourself and not take everything too lightly. Maybe you can take a day off after a week of madness, that’s fine.
4. Reorder your playlist
Admit it, we all listen to music when we do our jobs, or maybe afterwards when we wind up on the bed (or the floor). It is said that the music we listen to affects the way we think and see the world, and eventually, the way we do our work. I often (REALLY OFTEN) get too absorbed in one type of music/ artist at one time and listening to it over and over just depress and/or frustrates me even more, so what I like to do is I find some new music to listen to so it gets me going again
5. Take a bath and/or nap
Never underestimate the power of a great bath or snappy nap. Taking a bath refreshes your body while taking a nap refreshes your mind.
AGAIN, I’m nowhere near a psychologist and I’m just sharing the ways that work for me. Not everything from above work for everyone, but I suggest giving them a try! Good luck with staying in the game!
-The Dilly Chic-