OVERCOME ANALYSIS PARALYSIS!
Have you ever found yourself so consumed with tasks to complete that you didn’t know where to start? Ever pondered over your situations so much that it becomes overwhelming, leaving you virtually helpless and incapable of making a definitive decision.
If this has ever happened to you, you may have experienced a syndrome called Analysis Paralysis. Allow me to help you overcome this phenomena, improve your productivity and begin to De-Stress For Success!
Here are the Facts:
Analysis Paralysis occurs when someone over-analyzes their situations so much, that their decision making capacity is completely stunted. When this occurs, a very simple problem turns into a massive dilemma which not only increases a person’s stress level but also renders them virtually incapable of completing tasks. At first, the manifestations of analysis paralysis are subtle, however as you continue to procrastinate, fall behind or become unproductive, your stress meter increases so much that it results in the release of harmful hormones which can wreak havoc on your body!
When individuals suffer from persistent analysis paralysis they are more susceptible to many medical conditions including:
It can be difficult to imagine, but analysis paralysis is much more common than you think especially if you are someone who has responsibilities which are very demanding and requires you to process a lot of information or if you are a person, such as a“solopreneur” who is responsible for completing multiple tasks. It’s important to get a handle on your ability to manage decisions so that you can successfully accomplish your goals, stay true to your brand and increase your overall quality of life.
So, what are some tips to overcome Analysis Paralysis?
Take it one step at a time. Instead of considering a complicated problem in terms of one giant task, try breaking it down into a series of smaller decisions that will make it easier for you to make the larger one. This not only allows you to enhance your “working memory,” (the ability for your short-term memory to process and tackle tasks), but it also helps to lower your stress level as you feel a sense of accomplishment when you reach your goals.
Map out a plan for Success. Each morning, take a few minutes to write down your plan for the entire day. This is not only key to helping you stay on task, but it will allow you to track your level of productivity and complete tasks in a timely manner.
Focus on excellence, not perfection. The belief that something must be perfect in order for others to find it valuable is probably the biggest culprit in developing analysis paralysis. Instead of focusing on making something flawless, focus on your ability to perform the task with excellence and take comfort in the satisfaction of knowing that you have given the assigned task your best!
Get Still. During the course of your busy day, take a moment (or two) to escape to a quiet area in quiet solitude and just get still. During this time, take a few deep breaths, meditate or spend a little time in prayer and ask for the direction that you need. This period of quiet time in the midst of a busy day is essential to helping you refocus so that you can handle the tasks at hand. I challenge you to give it a try, and watch your stress levels begin to fade away!
Celebrate the little victories. Don’t wait until the task is completed before you acknowledge what you’ve done, take the time to celebrate along the way! Remember that each decision that you make is one step closer to accomplishing your goal. As you continue to encourage yourself, it will release stress-relieving hormones into your body, which helps you maintain balanced and healthy living, maximizing your ability to think clearly and effectively until you reach the finish line.
Remember, to think well ~ and do well ~ and you’ll indeed be well!
“The Nation’s Leading Expert to De-Stress For Success”