The ‘Balanced Mindset’

We live in a world of chaos in the current times. We are ambitious and want achieve more, receive more and attain more. There are new learnings everyday and new products and services that hit the market. Human values are at their lowest, relationships have become transactional. As they say ‘Ye Dill aways mange more’! The ‘Balanced Mindset’ gives you a logical sense of direction and expectations. It reduces stress and makes you more realistic and productive. You move away from impulse to strategic thinking and execution. Here are a few ways that you could evolve to a ‘Balanced Mindset’

Get real

We all tend to overestimate our abilities and manifest unrealistic deadlines backed by imagined set of skill sets. The elementary first step is to take a deep breath and see your real reflection in the mirror. Who are you? What are your real strengths and weaknesses? Are you in the right profession? Analyse your reality deeply. Wake up and smell the coffee. No one is perfect, but we all have our talents and abilities. Never forget that we learn everyday and that we need to be relevant in today’s fast changing world. Face your weaknesses head on and work on eliminating them, build on your strengths. Make yourself future ready. Coach your mind to be real and to be balanced in your understanding and approach. Just don’t aim for the sky and land on the treetop. Pick up a treetop that you can land on and then leap. Land successfully and more importantly stay there!

Nurture your mental health

Your mind is the engine of your success and well-being. Nurture your mind and mental health. Its very important to work hard but do not become a workaholic, as your chances of a burnout will become high too. Mental agility and alertness are critical in survival today. A world of chaos needs a calm and deep mind to survive the new and unknown challenges that come our way. Substance is critical but picking out nuances and never thought of approaches makes you go the way, no one else has ever gone before. And this is what is known as being out of the box while staying in the box. Take your work life balance seriously and consciously keep time aside to celebrate and have fun. Good times to do wonders to your mind. Sports and fitness keep you physically fit but many don’t know that exercise increases your mental fitness many folds. Eat a healthy diet. Eat brain foods and above all this, get good quality sleep every night!

Set daily goals

Time management is a critical skill needed to manoeuvre through the waters of shifting goal posts and multitasking. Technology has made communication faster and knowing how to multitask has become a basic ask. Many pooh pooh this approach but if you just list your tasks for the day and keep enough buffer for exigencies, you can navigate your day effectively. Plot your day according to the person and professional you are. Just for example If you think better in the mornings schedule your thinking jobs in the mornings. If your abilities to make power-point presentations light up better in the afternoons, then do all such work in the afternoons. Setting daily goals means that you stay at least one day ahead of your deadlines. Over time you will also find that you are able to anticipate your workload even earlier. Just keep your ears to the ground and become a trend spotter. You just need common sense and a ‘Balanced Mindset’ to make your life more productive and happier!

“Mindset is what separates the best from the rest”

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Amitesh Banerjee
Amitesh is a seasoned positive integrated communications disruptor with several years of multi- country/multi- domain experience. He has worked for reputed organisations in senior leadership positions including JWT, ITC, New Zealand Dairy Board, Seychelles Marketing Board, Perfect Relations, Genesis BCW, Adfactors, Della Group, H+K Strategies among others. Amitesh is Senior Vice President of Beanstalk Asia- a leading Integrated Marketing Communications firm.

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