Covid-19 has changed the way we think about many things. Now more than ever, we have to be flexible. Some of us will have to start thinking about new jobs or even careers. Confidence can be a big issue. Using organisation can help your confidence and make things easier for you.
Instead of wondering what will happen next, start mentally and physically preparing yourself now for any challenges that may lay ahead.
Use your free time to organise yourself and boost your confidence. It will save you both time and energy in the long run.
Here are some ideas on areas to consider, so that you can move into a more organised mindset.
It will help you handle the future more positively.
Organise Your Negative Thoughts
The pandemic has been scary.
We have all had a moment when we felt scared.
It’s nothing to be ashamed about. It is a normal human trait. But how we handle things going forward will make a difference.
It’s more a case of “handling” your negative thoughts.
Whatever your negative thoughts are, you need to organise them. Notice them, listen to them (just the once) and then position them apart from you.
Perhaps you can place them in a compartment in your brain, lock them in there, throw away the key and forget about them.
Or perhaps start blocking them if they even dare to enter your thoughts.
Simply, stop them in their tracks.
“Negativity will distract you from your goals, so don’t entertain it.”Carlos Wallace
For some people talking to a family member or friend can also be a great way to eliminate negative thoughts.
Your family and friends know you and can offer you valuable advice. So you can get back to your positive mindset.
Negative thoughts serve no purpose.
Stick to positive thoughts that will help you stay confident.
Organise Your Emails
I know some people who have thousands of emails in their email inbox.
As a super organised person, I find it shocking every time I see it.
It’s not a bad thing, but it can hold you back.
Imagine that you can access any email you need within a few minutes, as opposed to 30 minutes.
It’s a huge difference, right?
If that sounds like you, then this next section is 100% for you.
All it takes is a little bit of organisation. The hard bit is, in the beginning, setting it all up. But when it is complete, it’s an absolute time-saver.
If you are thinking of changing jobs, or need to look for a job you are probably sending out CVs.
It can be exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time, waiting for a response.
What if you miss that email inviting you for an interview?
It would be a complete nightmare.
If you start organising your emails now, you will have the confidence to respond promptly to anyone.
There will be no panic when you have to hunt for an important email.
This simple email organisation can help your confidence to follow through on any personal request. Be it for a new job or anything else important.
Organisation does work.
Organise Your Food Cupboards
We all did it.
We went into curfew and lockdowns and stocked up on more food.
The pandemic led to panic-buying and low supplies of toilet roll. It also meant we had more to eat than we usually do.
Comfort eating is fun, but it has to stop at some point. Now we are adjusting to our new reality, whatever that may finally be.
Losing that extra weight is a positive step right now.
It can help our confidence and our health.
So we can lose weight properly it is key to eat the right food. Give yourself a head start and organise your food.
Even if this means take everything out of the cupboard or drawer.
You can start again and organise your food. You will be able to see exactly what you have, what is good, what is not so good and what you will eat.
Go ahead and keep some snacks, we have to live a little!
But organise your food so that you are mostly making healthy choices.
The next time you go to the supermarket, you will remember your organised cupboards and drawers, and it will help you pick the right things.
You will then have the confidence to keep going on your health kick, knowing what you have to eat.
Try it today.
Organisation can help your confidence and save you from any rabbit in headlight moments.
- Organise your negative thoughts.
- Organise your emails.
- Organise your food cupboards.
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Sally Leslie is a motivational coach and speechwriter. She helps people to stay motivated and create balance in their lives. She is passionate about helping people think differently and grow. Sally also creates content for businesses, entrepreneurs, and startups. Lover of plants, freedom, and football!