Majority of the cause of not getting work done is not the lack of skills but the lack of discipline.
Organizing one’s time, work, and life in general is an overwhelming task which is why others choose not to get organized anyway. The thing with not taking control of your time and yourself is that the outside forces will tend to control you instead. If you’re good at coding but can’t seem to finish your tasks, it may be a question of how you organize your work and not how good you are at it.
Ever wondered why the people around you seems to be accomplishing everything and still have a lot of free time while you on the other hand can’t get anything done? The worse thing is, you don’t have any free time left. All it takes is a little bit of organizing and knowing your priorities. Here’s how.
Learn to Say No
Easier said than done but it’s the truth. You can’t expect to finish something if you keep on accepting responsibilities. A person can only do so much. Sad to say, multitasking is still highly recommended by the corporate world. Juggling a lot of things at the same time will not only decrease your productivity but would also take toll on your well-being. If you’re afraid that people might get mad at you, maybe it’s time to stop pleasing people for your own good. Obviously, you’re having difficulties in accomplishing things which is why you should re-evaluate what you take in. You don’t have to agree all the time. Learn to say yes to opportunities but also learn how to say know and be aware of what really matters at the end of the day.
Take a Sweet Escape
As an adult, life can be intimidating that you wish you were just a little child again. Oftentimes, the reason why we’re overwhelmed by responsibilities is that we focus all our energy in it. Why not take a break for a few days? Travel, couch surf, or have an online detox – whatever it is to help you get off your mind at things for a little while. And then when you get back, you will now have a fresh perspective on what you want to do and eliminate unnecessary tasks. Take a break once in a while to know what really matters. After all, you’re not running away from responsibilities, aren’t you?
Watch Out for Signals
If you’re stuck in the same dilemma for over a month or even a year, the universe may be sending you a sign that something isn’t right. Heed these warnings and make a move. For instance, you realize that you may be having migraines at work every single day. You ignore this and sulk on the fact that you’re so stressed out at work and unhappy. Isn’t it because you really don’t like the company you’re working with? Or perhaps you do not find satisfaction in coding? Whatever your mind is telling you, don’t take it for granted. You are being warned for a reason.
Nobody gets everything perfect. The grass is always greener on the other side but only because the people in it are watering them. Your side of the fence is greener too if you tend to it.