Power Of Mindfulness: Achieving More Success While Doing Less

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Many of us get tons of issues with productivity. It’s when we get overly productive but often get too burnt out all the time. We aim for a lot of accomplished things, but we often don’t know where to start. Well, the truth is that success doesn’t come from the tons of stuff we do. It comes from the effort we put into achieving one particular goal.

When we attempt to move so fast and wish for things to happen, we are not helping ourselves at all. Soon, we will start to have a brain fog that will make us feel disoriented. And in no time, we will eventually lose focus. Although there are times that we believe we can get to do things simultaneously, the truth is, it is never going to be half of what we should be doing. The constant multitasking only limits us to attain a more reasonable and worth-living advancement.

Productivity Overload

“We find ourselves yearning for greater depth and meaning in our lives, and a sense of authentic connection, but don’t quite know how to find our way.” Jennifer Bradley, Psy.D., HSPP, Clinical Psychologist said. Since we always aim for productivity, we force ourselves to accomplish multiple tasks all at once. We become motivated in doing things because we think we can. However, our willpower is not enough and if not well-used, it eventually damages our overall health. So instead of working and trying harder, we sometimes end up doing nothing at all. We call that phenomenon as ego depletion, and it is the most significant barrier to achieving productivity. It is when we know what to do but can’t seem to start a single task. It’s the process of overthinking and visualizing first the hardest part of the task even before we do it. It results in psychological exhaustion that makes us want to quit at the beginning of doing something. 

There’s entirely nothing wrong with getting a lot of productivity. A lot of it is a sign that we are currently in control of the patterns we choose. However, when we disregard the importance of hardships and sacrifices, and we only do things because we think it’s necessary, we are letting ourselves down. We immensely push our limits, which is why we always end up exhausted and unsatisfied. We don’t allow ourselves to learn from our experience and falsely believe that things only go in one direction.

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Make A List Of Things That Need To Get Done

“So much of mental health work is about giving people a space to be witnessed and held while sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly of human life.” That is according to Lillian Harris LCPC-C. The more we try to multitask, the less we are getting things done. That is because we shuffle stuff in uncategorized order. However, if we practice achieving small stuff on a daily basis, we then get an opportunity to learn. We can have at least 3 to 5 tasks that we can commit ourselves to. It will allow us to suitably list our priorities and make an exemption for those that don’t necessarily require our time. This way, we can become more critical in balancing what we need to finish. Listing the tasks will help us segregate the essential things from others that seem to be a waste of time.

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The Success Of Doing Less

Being clear about the goals we want can give us a mental boost. It makes us more inspired and creative. The changes in our habit of doing things more sensibly can help us determine what specific goals are there in our lives. Because when we try to list a lot of things in a row, we might end up not doing any of it. But when we try to stay focused on a significant objective, we can have more chances of success from doing it with full determination and passion. That’s the reason why making a small commitment in a day can completely change our productivity. Remember, “Putting things in perspective and treating yourself with love and compassion can be such a gift.” Karla Helbert, LPC, E-RYT, C-IAYT expresses.

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