You can work proactively to build a support ecosystem to help you get through difficult times.
Build your village and every struggle will be more manageable than it is today.
While your family, friends, partner or manager might have the best intentions and might be willing to listen and support, they are not mental health professionals.
Developed by Dr. Albert Ellis, the ABC Model is a technique that you can use to identify your cognitive distortions and change the way you respond to adversity.
The letters in the name of the model stand for:
Most of the decisions we take are reversible. Some of them easily reversible, some of them more difficult to change. But reversible, nonetheless.
"If you can’t take it anymore, you change it. Complaining is not an option and you’re not paying me to pity you. It’s in your power and your power only to change something”
Grouped the tasks into categories:
Blocked uninterrupted chunks of time in calendar for each category
Takes time to get accustomed to not jumping from one thing to another chaotically
Do we have a problem? What’s the solution?
If we don’t have a solution and we cannot change things, then we don’t have a problem. It’s just the status quo and we’ll learn to live with it.
Stressing out won’t make things better – it will just make you feel miserable and you’re not going to be able to focus on what really matters.
And that’s the problems that you can actually solve and the things that you have the power to change.
No matter how impactful your work is, irrespective of how indispensable you see yourself, the Earth keeps spinning around.
Ask yourself a set of questions before engaging in any activity:
Divide all your commitments into 4 different buckets, based on their importance and urgency:
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