I know you’ve probably heard the word systems about nine hundred times, especially if you work in a traditional corporate career, but there is definitely a reason for that. As problem solving, decision making, bright-eyed employees, it’s vital to have control over our ability to be creative, but creative doesn’t mean chaos. A systematic approach that is in line with your workplace or home conditions and constraints will really assist you in moving forward in the process.
Let’s face it, stressing out over problems is already hard enough but to add chaos to the mix is asking for trouble. Maintain a structured environment and approach to your job and you will find it helps with organization and focus as well. No matter the situation, find a system to complement it. Systems are the key to an organized, functional work and home spaces. It’s already crazy enough out there in this world, don’t make it any harder on yourself.
Turn That Frown Upside Down
When a problem does come up, stop what you are doing for a moment and remember that with every problem comes a lesson. Instead of getting irritated and frustrated with the problems, view them as opportunities for a better and more knowledgeable self. Oftentimes you will find that problems become life-changing events, especially when it comes to the brain and how you perceive the world around you. Make the most of every situation, no matter how hard it may seem.
Perspective can be the difference between stress and anger and an understanding of others views and sides. Changing your perspective on things allows you to see a little bit better into the world around you. There is always a multitude of ways to solve a problem, but if you feel like nothing else is working, begin to change your own mindset. You may also want to seek advice or time with a psychologist to discuss the other troubles you have.
Sometimes taking a break from the situation can help tremendously. Being overrun is not fun, and adds trying to cook, take care of the kids, and take care of your significant other. Oftentimes, that small hour break brought me back to my current place in life with a renewed and refreshed ability to handle any problem sent my way. All it took was a change in my own perspective.
While I understand that we, as part of this society, receive more than enough evaluations through our lives, this is about you evaluating yourself. Let’s face it, we aren’t always master at our own success. We go through the motions, finding ourselves bottlenecked in a situation or issue. When this happens, it continues to pull and tug at our irritation and lack of focus. Sometimes stepping back and re-evaluating our processes can help to unlock that kink in our creative nature.
Even in the times you aren’t struggling with a cramped brain or a brick wall, evaluating and starting fresh on a regular basis is an amazing way to bring vitality back into your personal and professional life. Evaluations don’t have to be professional, but you have to have a thorough idea in your head what conditions you work best in. That way when you are changing your processes, you change them for the better.