The pandemic has changed how we do business, and created a lot of stress and anxiety.
As HR pros scramble to manage their chaotic days, it’s important not to forget some of the basics, especially those annual rituals that help bring a welcome sense of routine and normalcy.
After all, it is springtime, and that means it’s also a great time to do a “mental spring cleaning”.
Organize your mind
The best way to sort through the mental clutter? Keeping a journal, according to bullet journal creator Ryder Carroll.
Here’s how you can write down all your thoughts and organize them in a helpful way.
1. Take inventory. Write down everything you need to do, the things you should do and what you want to do.
2. Ask yourself why you’re doing these things. We often get bogged down with unnecessary responsibilities. People get so focused on what they should be doing, they lose sight of whether they want to do these things at all.
3. Check if it’s vital for you or someone you care about. Is this task so important it directly impacts you or someone important to you? If not, it’s just a distraction, and you can cross it off your list.
4. Break down what’s left. Now that you’ve whittled down your list, break down each task into small, manageable steps so it’s not overwhelming.
5. Revise your inventory often. Even just five minutes is enough to check your list and keep everything on track. The more frequently you take stock of all your tasks, the easier it is to stay balanced.