I’ve been thinking about this Fast Company article, “How to Keep Working Productively While You’re Under Extreme Stress” for a while now. The two main points that stick with me?
ACCEPT “GOOD ENOUGH”—FOR NOW
This is also a good time to let go of perfectionism and accept “good enough,” Clark says. When you’re good at and take pride in what you do, it can be tough to do the minimum acceptable job. Sometimes, that’s what’s necessary to free up time and energy you need for other things to prevent burnout, she says.
Extreme stress can affect decision making as well. Recent research from the University of Pittsburgh found that anxiety affects the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which regulates problem solving, impulse control, and emotion regulation.
I’m realizing that I’m trying to do too much, to soon, and too “perfect” which is extremely unsustainable. I’m building a department, quality and service standards, and setting up deliverables while I’m still just a one-person team. This is almost not to mention that I’m doing this on a global scale. I’m no longer working for just half a state.
Factor in school, family, friends… yeah…