It is extremely important to separate personal time from work time and make your mental health and mindfulness a priority. The stress and pressure that is put on the mind everyday can lead to burnout. A person needs to be able to quiet the constant chatter that is going on in the mind in order to recharge and remain creative and productive. Because of today's world, filled with technology and constantly feeling the need to be connected, it can be difficult to detach and find inner peace.
Calming The Mind
The mind is constantly going from the time we wake up to the time we go to sleep. The mind is constantly processing, worrying, having inner discussions, and going through scenarios. In order to be collected and strategic during work and visualize the big picture the mind needs to be calm. You need to learn how to dismiss these thoughts and only focus on the ones that are most vital to you and be in the now and in the moment you are presently in, not worrying about a million other things.
Overthinking is one of the big reasons that people lose sight of their vision and cannot focus or find their path. Often ideas and worries are overcrowding the mind. It is important to remember that you have the power of your mind and the authority to control everything you are thinking. You need to learn with thoughts to keep at the present moment and which thoughts to cast aside or stow away for a later time if they are important. You can calm your mind by ignoring thoughts that are consuming your time and not benefiting your life or helping you achieve results. If not, burnout can occur from all of those thoughts constantly entering your mind which will lead to not being able to truly focus on your vision. Therefore you will be unable to create an action plan and achieve the results that you want and reach your goal.
Mindfulness occurs when you find inner peace with your thoughts and have full control of the moment you are in and the thoughts you are thinking. By disconnecting from technology and designating personal time you can quiet the mind from outside distractions and take control of your life. In order to see the big picture, you have to clear your mind of the outside distractions and non-stop chatter in order to be able to create a plan that will best benefit you as well as your vision.