Anxiety chooses no one. It can take place anywhere and at any time. And the more this condition becomes an inconvenience is when it strikes while you are at work in your office. Being in your office can hit some nerves up especially if some presentations or reports need to be attended immediately. But when your anxiety steps up to an uncontrollable level and gets out of hand, then, you will need the help there is.
In the U.S., stress has reached epidemic proportions, with 65% of workers reporting chronic levels of stress. According to a national survey put forth by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), anxious employees frequently report difficulties managing everyday problems; setting and meeting deadlines; managing others; maintaining personal relationships, and participating in regularly scheduled meetings. — Kristi Tackett-Newburg, Ph.D., LIMHP, CPC
Putting up a goal and setting up the right attitude is the fundamentals of obtaining success. There are a lot of sacrifices that you need to consider as well tough decisions to make. Sometimes it requires letting go of people that don’t contribute to it at all. It can be a close friend, a family member, a spouse, etc. There are times that you’ll struggle, feel pain, and break. Yes, it’s inconsistent and exhausting most of the times, but eventually, hardships and sacrifices unquestionably pay off. You need to determine how to deal with stressors and become more open to ideas. But how would you do that if you don’t know what the hindrances are? You might want to start to evaluate the factors that take you away from reaching your goal.
Seeing other people around you reaching their success should start to motivate you. That includes your competitors. The way other individuals handle their objectives should become your inspiration and not something that will make you question your capabilities. You need to learn from them and allow yourself to understand the right strategies that you can also apply to your situation. Stop wasting your time looking at them at comparing yourself with their achievements. It will only sidetrack you from accomplishing your progress.
A lot of people fail because they have the habit of making excuses. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them. If you make a terrible decision and screw things up, stand up and own it. If something you do doesn’t turn out as planned, avoid making excuses. Instead, look for the cause of the problem and start addressing it. If you keep putting things away from where they should be, situations automatically get mixed up. So before you say something and reason out for the wrong things that are in front of you, continue to learn from the roots of it.
Most of us achieve our goals one small step at a time. Stress-management is no different. It’s not an all or nothing venture. Every little act of self-care contributes to less stress, better health, and happier relationships. — Sharon Martin, LCSW
Stock Up Learning
Your age, experience, and level of success are not enough reasons to stop you from learning. Success requires ongoing progress, and the more you thrive hard, the more you reach its mastery. But when you get stuck up and don’t allow knowledge to fill in, you will end up losing everything. It is okay to admit that you are incapable of knowing things. Use it as an inspiration to see things differently. Never assume that your position right now will permanently stay because it will not.
Looking back too often on the things that you didn’t achieve can make you lose focus. When you keep on thinking about the failures you had in the past, you’ll never be able to concentrate on what’s currently essential. Instead of blaming yourself from the wrong decisions you have made in the past, look for ways to maneuver the obstacles around your success. Put in mind that there’s no way you can bring things back. Therefore, the only way to achieve your goal is to push forward and never look back. Use your mistakes as a guide and practice picturing out the future.
Certainly pride is felt when we finish a valued task. Needless task delay undermines this sense of accomplishment and pride. — Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D.
Associating with negative individuals make you create more complaints, excuses, and negative outlook in life. There’s a need to avoid these individuals at all cost. These people’s negativity can hurt your mental health because they remove you from your focus. With that, it impacts your potential and makes you lose control of your decision-making skills and ability to find solutions. These individuals are cancers to your success. Instead of keeping them around you, surround yourself with like-minded persons that encourage and inspire you to work on your objectives.
Fear of Change
Some people live their lives in doing the same things over and over again. If you are one of them, then expect wonderful things will never come in your way. The lack of willingness to build and adjust on your plans will never allow you to reach a goal. Since success is a continuous process, a stagnant strategy doesn’t allow possible opportunities. Instead of being scared of the inconsistency of success, use it as a tool for interventions.
Fear of failure can be paralyzing. People may turn down new opportunities and opt out of everything from a new job to a new relationship because they are too afraid that they will fail. — Kurt Smith, Psy.D., LMFT, LPCC, AFC
If you let your bark becomes more significant than your bite, you’ll only end up doing nothing. Successful people don’t just sit back and talk about things they want to do; they work on it. These individuals plan, follow through, address issues, and conquer success. If you keep on blabbering and wait for things to happen, then your goals are useless. Instead of opening your mouth and continuously talk about what you want to achieve, start making progress. Find ways to deliver your plans and continue to work hard.
Every process of success requires determination, motivation, perseverance, and focus. Allow failure to become part of your growth and learn to start things over. Never allow these things to take away the spotlight.
Did you know that the secret to a happy life and an empowered self is reaching your potential? You can never achieve success, happiness, and contentment if you failed to reach your self-potential. Because of this, it is proper to say that being ambitious is actually not a bad thing. It is entirely okay to aspire for greatness in this world because you deserve it.
If you are reading this article, then chances are you want to fulfill your goals and to reach your potential. Well, consider yourself lucky because we are going to list down some of the effective methods that you can try to help and guide you in the process. Here are some of the items to remember:
Know Yourself First
The initial step that you need to complete is to find a way to gain a better understanding of yourself. Keep in mind that knowing yourself is crucial in achieving your full potential. You cannot just decide in aspiring for self-potential without knowing what makes you happy, what motivates and inspires you or even what causes you sadness and grief. All these things must be clearly identified so that it will be easier on your part to do the tasks necessary for your ultimate objective.
Self-care, as therapists like to call it, is something you do just for you. It’s reading a great novel, scrapbooking, buying yourself flowers, a walk with a friend. It’s really whatever refreshes and energizes you. — Sharon Martin, LCSW
Find The Right People
Your relationship with the people around you can affect the way you look at the future as well as the value you attach to reaching your potential. As such, it is crucial for you to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who can inspire you to keep going and in making things happen. As much as possible, avoid those who can drag you down with their negative characters or personalities. Instead, find the right people who have nothing but good influence over you.
Making the right decisions, whether that is hashing out how artificial intelligence will evolve or ensuring naval ships are ready on time takes practice. — Christine Haskell Ph.D.
Many challenges will come your way as you struggle in your journey to achieving your full potential. What is important is for you to remain tough no matter what happens. Never allow any person, thing or circumstance to bring you down. Be bigger than your personal problems, issues or concerns. Be prepared for whatever will come your way so that you can choose to continue moving forward to better tomorrows. No matter what life throws at you, find a way to fight back and survive.
Open Up To Others
Take note that it is also significant for you to learn how to open up to others and make them a part of your life. Do not hesitate to talk to the people you love and trust. In opening up to them about your aspirations, goals, and plans, you are giving them an opportunity to join you in the journey. Your conversations with them will guide you to make better decisions or choices in life. Learn from their experiences and try to apply it to your own life. You will be amazed at how these individuals can transform your life into something more fulfilling.
Explanations help clarify the circumstances of a particular event. Explanations are less emotional and less pressured than excuses. — Jenise Harmon, MSW, LISW-S
Achieving one’s full potential must become your life’s mission. Start your journey today.
We hustle and bustle through our days, often forgetting that these passing hours, weeks, and months are what constitute our lives. — Teyhou Smyth Ph.D., LMFT
Burnout – yes, that feeling where you feel you’ve been burned up from the inside out. We all have this sense of something we just don’t have a name for, but I believe most, if not all, have experienced burnout one way or another.
Working from home has a lot of upsides. That includes having the freedom to create your own workspace, something that you can truly say your own. Aside from this, however, you need to make sure your home office is a place that encourages productive work. After all, it isn’t just your will that affects how you work but your surrounding as well.
Facing The Challenges Of Working From Home Headlong
I’ve been working from home – telecommuting, as the technical term says it – for the past 6 or 7 years now. Freelancing gave me the opportunity to work while having an active presence in my family’s life. I think of telecommuting as killing two birds with one stone. I’m able to earn and take care of my family both at the same time.
…from a study conducted by Telework Research Network, thirty million people telecommute or work from home at least one day per week, which is expected to increase by 63% in 2018. In addition, of the three million Americans who work exclusively from home, 54% claim to be happier than those who do not. — Joanne Broder Sumerson Ph.D.
Multitasking has become such a regular part of our lives that most of us believe we do it well—and few imagine it could actually be dangerous. — Guy Winch Ph.D.
Marie, a mother of two who works as a hotel receptionist by day and takes business administration classes at night, believes she’s a master multitasker. “I have to or I won’t survive!” she laughingly said. She admitted that it was hard the first time but things got easier once she learned what she called “the ways of the trade”.
Many who experience repeated procrastination want to change. This desire and motivation to change is most acute when time is running out and the person procrastinating is in the throes of an emotional storm of anxiety. — Michael Brustein, PsyD
Procrastination is the art of delay – putting off what needs to be done to do something that’s less important. Almost everybody – if not everybody – is guilty of it. You might even have something to do right now but put off doing it to read this article.
The more connected workers felt to the office, the more pressure they felt to “get ahead” by staying on the clock for extended periods of time. With only twenty-four hours in a day, something had to give. — Tchiki Davis, Ph.D.
We are now at the age where working mothers is the in thing. Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics of 2016, 70.6 percent of women with children under 18 years old are working or looking for work. Some women choose to work for career satisfaction, others because their families need the income. There are even mothers who, soon after giving birth, decide to go back to the workplace because of fear of losing career opportunities.