Are you still looking for the perfect planner to make your days more productive? Do you think if you had a better calendaring system, your stress levels would decrease? While having good tools and systems can help us be more efficient at work, they don’t change the underlying thoughts that we have about ourselves and our abilities.
You can think of it this way: if you often have a thought like “I’m not doing enough for this company”, then you may start using the latest version of Asana, Notion, Trello or whatever new cool app you think will make you more organized, but doing so will not change the thought you currently believe to be true which is “I’m not doing enough for this company”.
This is why many of us change planners, tools, and sometimes even jobs, only to find ourselves seeing the same flaws or patterns. Because the root of the problem isn’t the tool – or lack thereof – the root is at the thought level and the fact that we tend to believe everything our brain says without really questioning it.
In podcast episode 23, we do a coaching session with Natasha, a Senior Program Officer, on the anxiety she feels about her mailbox at work.
We will uncover what really hides behind her aversion to having to “scroll down” to see the multiple emails she gets in a day, and we also find some new thoughts she can practice so she can feel more calm and in control of her mailbox before trying to completely change her e-mail management system.
Click play to listen now in your browser. The Career Confidence For Immigrants podcast is also available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
You will also learn:
- Signs it may be a mindset problem rather than a systems problem
- How to become better at feeling your feelings
- Ways to practice new thoughts
- How to work with a thought you don’t yet fully believe but would like to
- Why clearing your thinking and doing mindset work doesn’t mean you never change your systems
- Sonia’s Instagram account