Controlling the Controllable

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Interestingly, 90% of the things that we worry about, never actually materialise…and yet we waste valuable time and energy in painful doubt and worry. Assuming that we have a good team around us, and with robust procedures, in theory, there is little to worry about! We are controlling the controllable…once we remember that, we can think more logically about other issues!

What then can we do better and that takes away some of the angst and that may even give us some more time! Bear in mind that change will always be constant, and you cannot control everything. Follow the pointers below, to help you stay in control and not get struck down by feelings of overwhelm.

Every time you say ‘yes’ to something unimportant, you are saying ‘no’ to something important…There is enormous value in getting good at saying ‘no.’ Be realistic in your use of time!

What do you need to do each day to be successful…this may not be your “to do list”! This will re-position your purpose and your focus.

Focus on one thing at a time…You can only do one thing at a time…a desk full of paper, files or similar, impacts on your peripheral vision, that’s the side of your eyes, and adds further stress and indecision!
Allocate blocks of times for emails…don’t spend hours just scrolling!

Use the four D’s…Do it, Delegate it, Dump it or Diarise it. Once you adopt this principle, you will be more efficient and with more clarity of thought!

Allow yourself some “thinking time,” and away from your desk. Are you efficient and effective in how you manage your daily / weekly diary, tasks, and priorities? …how can you do things differently…do you need to? What might help?

You can only control the controllable, but much will depend on you, and how you view yourself…be kind to yourself and be positive in all that you do!

Today I will go out with the flow of life and trust the process. I will not stress over things I can’t control.