Find Peace of Mind in Your Workflow
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We live in a constantly changing society. Everything seems to move without any will to stop. Over the past couple of years our minds have been spinning like big wheels, our adrenaline pumped to the last stressor – and in my honest opinion, that hasn’t been good for the blood pressure of society.
Society has held its collective breath – and I think that’s because we rarely take a second to stop, breathe, and be. Many of us need to breathe deeply in order to appreciate life, health, and strength.
Home, work, school, relationships, and spirituality are things we continue to juggle on a daily basis – and these are just the tip of the iceberg. We chase our dreams, try to avoid bill collectors and embrace new trends, all without taking a second to stop. These desires that we work hard for every day cause so much heckling in our workflows; we seem to be working harder, not smarter. We are missing out on huge life events – our growing children, time spent with family, life milestones – because we want to save time and a half. The sacrifices we make add stress and disrupt our inner peace.
Who has never felt overworked, underpaid and underrated? In my experience, everyone has felt this at some point in their life and / or career. Today the word “work” has a tiring connotation. So how can you find peace in your work flow? How can you get your life back?
As a leader and / or creative, being organized is the core of a peaceful workflow. But why? Compare a cluttered hallway and an empty hallway. Which would be the easiest to get off? Even if the hallway didn’t have a light on, the void would be the easiest choice for navigating. There is peace in knowing and worry in not knowing.
Imagine a leader of an organization that has a disorganized mind and workflow. As a result of these roadblocks, the decisions they make might not be fully informed and could confuse or even be detrimental to their employees. Indeed, managerial disorganization could lead workers to do their jobs poorly – and worse yet, the company could suffer. If the organization sinks because of this bad leadership, then workers could find themselves without jobs, which could affect families and more. You see what I mean ? It is very important to organize your work flow so that you can have peace of mind and have complete confidence in your decision making.
Setting goals is a great way to guide your workflow forward, which means you always have a goal or milestone to reach. Write down what needs to be done in the short, medium and long term. That way, when new issues arise, the plan you created can guide you. There are times when your workflow is perfect, but that’s not always the case.
In the real world of crying babies, dissatisfied customers, and disgruntled employees, someone or something is going to scold your workflow and you will have to adapt. Take Covid-19, for example; the whole workforce has had to readjust in one way or another. A lot of people, including myself, have had the hardest time finding peace of mind in their workflow. Those used to working in offices found themselves at home, avoiding the echoes of noisy children, family and pets.
Many people are struggling right now to navigate the fields of thought, turning and turning in panic – and praying for peace. There are so many leaders and creatives who can relate to these feelings. I am here to cheer you on and tell you that there is light at the end of this dark tunnel, but you need to take the necessary steps to make it happen.
Based on my experience, here are some basic settings to make you feel satisfied and at peace with your workflow:
1. Make sure you get paid appropriately for the value you bring. No one wants to work hard and not get paid well. This is of course easier said than done, but knowing your worth is vital to cultivating inner peace. So make sure that you benefit from the work that you do. It will definitely add to your peace of mind.
2. Love what you do. Loving what you do makes your workflow almost non-existent. This is because it doesn’t look like work at all.
3. Be – and stay – organized. My mantra is: Organization is the key to success. I really believe when you put organization into an equation it helps.
4. Be your own boss. Some people have found it very convenient to quit the corporate world and start their own business. Self-employment has become very common, especially during the pandemic. So my suggestion is if you find it more peaceful to work for yourself then do it if you can. My wife, Candace, is a perfect example. She has found it more peaceful to quit her job and start her own business to help other women leave the workforce and find peace of mind.
5. Create an environment for a smooth workflow that works for you. This is self-explanatory. In order to find peace of mind in your workflow. the environment you create must be the one that helps with this. Find out what this means for you and your job.
In conclusion, I hope my words inspire you to find that peace with your workflow.