Time management tips build far more than personal effectiveness when you tap your inner strengths. Develop these 3 innate powers and watch your relationships improve as well as your outlook on life!
Consider how mis-managed anger currently poisons your productivity. What toll does needless stress take on your health? How long does it take you to repair working relationships when you misconstrue vital information because you’re simply too angry to think straight?
It’s not just major blow-ups that splatter unprocessed rage, undermining projects and potential. Even chronic irritations can be quagmires that bog you down. But you possess enormous power to embrace difficult feelings and convert that toxic energy into creativity and well-being!
Transforming Contaminating Anger Into Liberated Potential
Prepare to conduct an overhaul on your preconceived notion:
No matter how destructive anger has been in your life so far, redefine it right now as a useful signal that something needs to change!
Are you willing to stretch to safeguard your time each and every day? If you graduate beyond resentment and develop 3 strengths you already possess, your life will evolve in ways beyond what you can now imagine.
Growing Beyond The Blame Game
Maybe the ways that you blame others is your closely held secret. Nonetheless, wasting your time making futile attempts to change others leaves you frustrated and powerless. Why feel like a victim for one more day, when you can experiment with the following 3 options?
For a fresh mindset, grow into this affirmation:
“I always possess the power to use my time well.”
This isn’t to say you can force your way through the checkout line or beam your way to work. But when you focus on your power of presence in a creative way, you genuinely enhance the caliber of your day. In what ways do you count on your creativity to get the maximum enjoyment and active use of your time?
Consider creativity as a game-changer when much in your environment remains outside your direct control. Think ahead to what your upcoming day might hold. Where might you encounter setbacks? Generate a list of options so that when you encounter obstacles, you translate them into challenges you evolve to embrace.
Anytime you hear yourself muttering, “They are wasting my time!” re-frame that thought to:
“I give these people too much of my time.”
What encourages you to relinquish control of your time in this situation? What would you need to do to alter this imbalance? Start with small challenges to develop skills for the heftier demands.
Owning your active role in time crunches = energizing your autonomy.
What a feeling of power! To experience the greatest benefits, experiment with your capacity to redefine the dynamic by assuming more responsibility on your end. When you needn’t ask others for their cooperation, you clear the road ahead.
A broader perspective does wonders to restore flow and positive energy to stressful situations. Questions you might ask yourself include:
- If you were counseling a close friend, what advice would you give?
- How important will this aggravation seem in 3 days? 3 weeks? 3 years?
- What transforms your sense of time scarcity into time abundance?
Keep in mind that buried resentments generally point to the presence of underlying power you can tap. Delve deeply, and access a wellspring of personal energy!
Therefore, embrace “the anger challenge” so you can resolve longstanding problems and upcoming crises. Pay special attention to how you:
- Reduce stress.
- Increase tranquility.
- Enjoy the power you develop in the process.
Soon you will find the issues that once snared you are easier to handle. With enough work, you might actually welcome some of the challenges you dreaded before. Not only does developing these three inner strengths help you move forward, it also allows you to fully enjoy the here and now!© Copyright 2013 Paula Eder, Ph.D.