Anxiety: 5 Signs Showing That You Are In Trouble

Posted under I am Always Late on Monday 29 August 2011 at 1:54 pm

Anxiety is one of the basic human emotions which all of us experience quite regularly, to one or another degree, of course. Just like most of other emotions we, humans, experience, anxiety can turn into something that does more harm than good. In particular, excessive excitement and anxiety are considered among the most common reasons for being always late and too distracted. In the most severe forms, anxiety must be understood as a psychological disorder which should be treated and controlled otherwise it can bring to quite hard and harmful consequences.

Anxiety DisorderThose who think that they experience anxiety too often should not leave the problem unattended and check up with a medical specialist to be sure that the problem hasn’t grown into a real anxiety disorder. Below, you can see a list of easy hints on how to figure out whether your anxiety has become a disorder or not.

1. Your anxiety is rather chronic than occasional. Constant or frequent anxiety can be a sign of serious problems, and if you notice that you constantly worry through the day about the things you’re doing or experiencing, it can be the time to see a specialist.

2. Avoidance can be also a sign in increasing anxiety and related problems. Avoiding things, events, places or activities is considered to be a natural reaction on anxiety disorders. For example, it can be related to some certain fears or phobias, which accompany anxiety disorders very often.

3. A lack of proper social life. Undoubtedly, fears and anxiety have a great influence on our social life, but when anxiety grows into something that pushes a person to isolation and breaking down most of the relationships, it is a clear sign of anxiety disorders. If your friendships and other close relationships are in danger due to your constant anxiety, it is a bad warning sign.

4. Poor performance at work. Sometimes anxiety can interfere and influence the things we’re doing in the offices, in schools and in our life. It is obvious that when your anxiety affects your performance and does not allow you be successful in anything, this emotion should be considered causing disorder.

5. Feeling anxiety even in the most usual and non-dangerous situations. This is the most powerful and indicative sign, because usually we experience anxiety in critical situations, often related to danger or very high importance. If you began noticing that your anxiety follows you even in very simple and usual situations, which are not related to danger at all, this can be a clear sign of anxiety disorder.

5 Steps To A Better Time Management

Posted under Time Management on Wednesday 10 August 2011 at 10:46 pm

We already know that inability to manage our time and plan the things we must do for a certain period of time is one of the most important reasons of tardiness and being always late. Effective time management is a very important skill which can make many people happier and more successful, and some specialists believe that learning to spend our time in the best way is even more valuable than the amount of money we receive. “People often make career choices based on how much money they envision they can make now or in the future. Surprisingly little thought goes into how they will be using their time — whether they can control their time, who they will spend their time with and what activities they will spend their time on,” says one of the specialists at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Below, you can check out 5 easy steps to making your time management more effective.

1. Keep your schedules under control. In our times of extremely busy life, both for children and adults, it’s very difficult to do the things we need to do even within 24 hours of the day. It is crucial to keep control on your time, create realistic schedules and avoid constant running behind the schedule. Also, taking a couple of minutes for relaxation, transcendental meditation or breathing exercises will help you in substantially enhancing your abilities to control your time and be effective and concentrated on your daily tasks since the morning till night.

2. Be attentive to your daily activities and responsibilities. It is very important not to try doing everything at once or mindlessly trying to complete this or that assignment, but choose carefully what you are going to do during the day. First, you should do the things which must be done this very day, like paying bills or making appointments at work. Then, you should plan other important things and activities, which are less urgent. Effective planning skills are crucial!

3. Learn how to “invest” your time in the best way. Consider that your time is your most valuable asset, which you need to invest very carefully and with a lot of consideration. Many will agree that time is even more valuable than money, and you need to learn spending this precious asset in the most effective way. Make the best choices and try to invest your time only in positive and constructive experiences.

4. Plan your being happy and successful. You should anticipate good times and get ready for your being pleased with your own achievements and incomes. By imagining good times in your life, you’re going to have plenty of positive emotions and activate happiness centers in your brain.

5. Connect only with successful and happy people. It is very important not to spend your time with those, who do not care about their life and prefer lazing and going with the flow. It is impossible to be happy and successful in the environment where everyone puts each other down. Therefore, look for the ways to spend your time with strong and happy people, who are proud of their achievements and are eager for more.