Since the year-end giving season is already well under way, you probably feel more pressure than ever to reach your objectives and raise more money. You might be putting in longer hours than normal while attempting to fulfill new demands. I can understand if you're finding it difficult to keep up with everything without getting overwhelmed.
I'll provide 5 simple methods you can look for yourself during this difficult time in the paragraphs below. I hope you find one or a few that you can use both now and in the future.
1. Break up your tasks.
I occasionally discover that dividing up large jobs into smaller ones is beneficial. According to a proverb, "How does one eat an elephant? At a time, one bite.
You get a sense of accomplishment when you cross something off your to-do list, which can inspire you to keep going. Give yourself as many chances as you can to feel satisfied and become more motivated by looking at your huge chores and figuring out how to divide them into smaller ones.
2. Schedule time for laughter.
Even if you may not be able to ignore all of your obligations, laughter can help you get through those tiresome duties.
According to research, those who laugh more often are less stressed and have a better quality of life. Even more, one study found that hilarious cues may help people persevere through difficult tasks.
What makes you chuckle, then? It might be as easy as watching a hilarious YouTube video or listening to a funny podcast. Whatever it is, make some time every day or once or twice a week to laugh and take a mental vacation.
3. Keep the big picture in mind.
You may become paralysed and do nothing at all when your to-do list appears to be too large and overwhelming. Because of this, I advise following Steven Covey's advice to "Begin with the end in mind."
Knowing the ultimate objective will assist you decide what to do next. Additionally, it will serve as a focus and an anchor for you to refer to whenever you need a reminder of your goals. In other words, whenever you're feeling down, remind yourself of all the good you're accomplishing by checking things off your list!
4. Take a nap.
Being weary all day long can make your life even more stressful, especially if you discover that it requires more effort than usual to do your work. You might find that, despite working greater hours, your productivity actually declines.
Even if you may be working later than normal, it doesn't mean that you'll start thriving on less sleep. So, if at all possible, try to get enough sleep each night.
5. Develop an attitude of thankfulness.
According to psychology, persons who regularly express thankfulness report feeling more satisfied with their lives. One of the best ways to deal with all the ways we feel life is "shorting us" is to take the time to reflect on the things we have to be thankful for.
This can be as easy as making a list of three things for which you are grateful before you go to sleep, as soon as you wake up, or when you sit down at your computer.
I hope these tips help you feel more at peace during this year-end giving season!