It can be hard to stay focused and self-disciplined when there is chaos going on in the world.
You have things to get done, but you find it impossible to concentrate.
There are too many things coming at you, and you have other responsibilities calling for your attention.
You’re floundering and don’t seem to have the ability anymore to get things done, no matter how hard you try.
Life looks bleak, and you honestly don’t know where to turn next.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because this is a common story. Even people who have great self-discipline under normal circumstances can find it challenging to keep themselves moving during hard times.
It doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, by following these guidelines, you can discover how to stay self-disciplined even during hardship when stress is at its highest.
1. Accept What’s Going On
Fear and anger thrive in this environment, so why are you giving them a foothold? By making excuses or constantly complaining about the situation, you’re giving in to your emotions. Try to keep your emotions under control so you can think clearly and focus on your next move. Small action steps forward.
2. Procrastination Is A Killer
Stop Putting Things Off. Burying your head in the sand isn’t going to solve anything.
By procrastinating and trying to wait out the bad, you’re only delaying the action you need to take to fix the situation.
What’s worse, is you’re likely to lose any forward momentum you had at all and make it that much harder to start up again.
Forcing yourself forward even when it’s hard is what’s going to do you the most good right now.
3. Realize It’s A Process
If you’re in a crisis, there’s no way you can get everything back under control in one swoop.
Things won’t be fixed overnight.
You can, on the other hand, regain control in small areas, and build things back up from there.
Give yourself time to get everything back to where you need it to be again.
4. Purge Perfectionism
Now isn’t the time to get caught up in the details. Rather than waste energy on small things that likely won’t cause big change or help advance you quickly to where you want to be, concentrate on areas where you can make the most progress so you can get back on track.
5. Stay Optimistic & Positive
When things are hard, it’s tough to see the good in what’s going on.
Look for the lessons you can takeaway and use in your business.
Remember that you don’t have to take everything quite so seriously.
COVID-19 and the situation it has put you in won’t last forever. Things might seem bleak now, but they will get better.
Stay safe. Stay positive. We’re all in this together.