Working Effectively

Staying on Top of Things on a Hectic Day

What’s the best thing to do when things get overwhelming? How to deal with information overload? And how do you keep your cool when things get crazy busy? If you are like most people, you probably have a lot of hectic days when you have to struggle to stay on top of all the things you need to do. Thankfully, there are ways for you to stay grounded when busy. You can use some of the many helpful strategies to maintain calm when busy days threaten to overwhelm you.

Start with a plan. Planning ahead helps in maintaining your cool when busy hits. Prioritize the more complex or tedious tasks so you can finish them before your day becomes more hectic. Have a to-do list that can serve as a reminder of the important tasks you need to accomplish. Crossing off items on your to-do list can give you a sense of satisfaction and help you stay motivated.

Seek help and delegate. You cannot do everything on your own without sacrificing your wellbeing. Learn to delegate the things that others can do. This does not only lighten up your burden but also empowers others by giving them the authority and responsibility to handle tasks on their own.

Put things on hold even for just a few minutes. One of the best ways to keep your cool when busy times strike is to give yourself a break, literally and metaphorically. Taking a break may not be high on your list of priorities when things get busy. But it is exactly the thing that you need to maintain your cool despite a hectic schedule. Allocate periodic breaks into your day to take deep breaths, get some fresh air, or do something that relaxes your mind and body.

Problem Solving

How You Can Solve Problems Through Critical Thinking

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Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results is insanity. – Albert Einstein

Identify the root cause of the problem

To kill a problem is to uproot it. You have to get them by the roots or else it will emerge again and again. It’s easy to pin point the after effects of the problem not the problem itself. That is why, Meeting of the Minds value critical thinking. In order to identify the root cause of the problem, you have to observe intently.

Get A Clear Picture Of What You Want To Achieve

Do you know why companies have mission and vision? They serve them as guides of where they want to go and what they want to achieve. It’s easy to get distracted but if you have a clear picture of what you want to achieve, you create an unrelenting focus that’s going to help you with your problem solving.

Nothing Is Impossible

Your first step in determining a solution to a problem is to believe that nothing is impossible. Believe that there is no problem too hard to be solved. If you are a pessimist, you kill the energy that drives you to find the solutions you need. So, change your mind set and free yourself from limiting beliefs.

List All Down The Possible Solutions

Meeting of the Minds believe that sharing our ideas on how we can bring solution to a problem works. Brainstorming enables us to utilize all the ideas of the members and we list them down for later discussion. Making a list will help you not to miss any essential information in your problem solving.

Choose The Best Solution

This is the part where your thinking has to the hardest job. There are many possible solutions to a problem but there is always one best solution. In this stage, we consider time and resources. We ask ourselves, what is the best solution that will bring the highest results effectively and efficiently.

Further Planning

Finding the best solution doesn’t kill the problem yet. It requires further planning for the implementation of the solution you came up with. Execution is the crucial part in solving the problem. So keep the creative juice flowing and think about the implementation stage.

Go For It

This is the last stage of our problem solving method. It takes courage to execute the plans well. Be brave knowing that you have carefully studied the problem. It is now the time to wear your battle suit and execute. Good luck.