Here are 5 Ways to Succeed by Slowing Down!

So, here are 5 tips that will help you make the transition. Shift from super busy and overwhelmed, to following your own path, enjoying the journey AND building your business.


1. Don't get so involved in social media


The less you expose yourself to social media, the more work you'll get done. Seriously!


Social media can take you down a path of 'another thing I need to do'. And then your ever-growing to-do list extends to yet another sheet of paper.


Limit your exposure to what others are up to, so you're not sent into a panic about going even faster. Avoid those sponsored ads that give you the next solution to your issues.


INSTEAD: The best solution might be to stop procrastinating, and just do the tasks you've already planned out for yourself!


2. Choose things to do that you can complete


We know that completion gives us the feedback loop of feeling accomplished, confident that we can achieve. So why do we still write down huge goals that we couldn't possibly get done in a few months, never mind a day?


Set yourself 3 small tasks that lead to your bigger goals, and while you may not get it all done, you will feel a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. After all, you can always add more things to your to-do list once you get those things done.


By breaking down projects into smaller tasks - and focusing on completion, you won't be rushing through lots of "to dos" getting lost and overwhelmed in non-specific,  activities that can not be completed. And you'll feel better and be more focused when you are actually working.


3. Shift your fear mindset

We scare ourselves by comparing what we do with what others are doing.


Thinking that you're not enough doesn't serve you.


There will always be someone more successful in the world. Rather than feeling jealous, threatened or feeling the need to push even harder, see it instead as motivational.


If they have created something you admire, know that you can too! Just do it at the right pace, so you're not burning yourself out.


4. Create blocks of time to work

It's impressive what you can get done when you have 100% focus. So, consider creating blocks of time to work on specific projects or tasks.


Do one thing at a time, with 100% focus. Remove ALL distractions, and notice how you slow down, yet speed up too. You're lost in the present moment, and because you're so focused you get something completed. This is great news for Tip #2 as well.


5. And if it's all going pear shaped...

Stop! Take a step back.


Some days things just don't go right. On these days, give yourself permission to take a step back, and do something completely different.


Create some space where you can regroup, rethink and reprioritize. Taking a break allows your lovely creative brain to kick back in and come up with some wonderful new ideas too. It's a fantastic way to get clarity.


Slowing down might seem counter-intuitive, but it REALLY makes a difference.


Wrap-up

Here's a quick recap of the 5 ways to get started with slowing down your journey:


1. Don't get so involved in Social Media.

2. Choose things to do that you can complete.

3. Shift your fear mindset.

4. Create blocks of time to work.

5. When things go pear-shaped, take a step back.