8 Ways on How You Should Slow Down and Stop Racing to the Top

8 ways on how you should slow down and stop racing to the top

Why you should slow down and stop racing to the top

Everybody wants to be successful in what they do in life, however it can get stressful in reaching for the top. Many people have too much to do in a short amount of time. This makes us work harder and faster which causes more stress and anxiety. Sometimes we have to slow down to get things done.

Here are 8 tips on how you can slow down and still reach the top.

1. Divide your tasks: 

When facing a current or upcoming task at your job that overwhelms you with a lot of anxiety, divide the task into a series of smaller steps and then complete each of the smaller tasks one at a time. Completing these smaller tasks will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.

 2. Take it day by day:

Do not worry about what may happen next week or next month. Do the best you can today and hope for the best. There is no sense in overdoing it because it will just create more stress and anxiety. Instead, focus on what needs to be done in terms of importance and take it one step at a time.

3. Consider your overall goals:

Think about what you want and consider the possible outcomes of your decisions. Each decision will lead to new opportunities. Consider the possible opportunities and go from there. Spend some time just thinking about what is it that you want. This will help you to reach the top faster  providing that you have a variety of  achievable goals.

4. Be socially active:

Recreational activities can help you to think more clearly and find the answers to your problems. When we worry, our mind gets filled up with negative thoughts. When you do something fun instead, you will find that you’re able to think more carefully and increase your chances of finding the answers to your problems. This will help you to manage your time better which can lead to accomplishing your goals.

5. Learn how to manage your stress:

Learn effective ways to reduce the stress in your life. Stress is not good for anyone and it is important to know how to relieve tension when it hits you. There are counselors that you can and should talk to if you have trouble dealing with anxiety.

6. Delegate your tasks:

It is important to learn how to delegate projects when you are short on time. When taking care of the family, get your spouse to help out. If your kids are older, get them to assist you. If you are at work, only take on what you can handle. Don’t try to do everything all at once. Learn to delegate and work with other people in the different aspects of your life.

7. Take a break: 

Sometimes we get stressed out when everything happens all at once. When this happens, you should take a deep breath and try to find something to do for a few minutes to get their mind off of the problem. Meditation is one practice that will do wonders for you and your career. Find a quiet room and take ten, and you will get back at your desk feeling refreshed and alert. If meditation isn’t your thing, could read the newspaper, listen to classical music or do an activity that will give you a fresh perspective on things right before their event, such as going for a walk.

8. Communicate to others:

It is important to get into the habit of talking to others about your goals and desires. Talking to others about what you want to accomplish can help us to save time in the long run. This means you will have more time to get things accomplished which can increase your chances of success.

If you are constantly rushing to get things done, you can eventually get burned out and this will hamper your efforts. It is important to use common sense in your efforts to be successful. Slow and steady will always win the race.

Stan Popovich

Based in Pennsylvania, Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods”. Stan’s book has over 400 book reviews and counting. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/