How to not let the drama in your life interfere with things that need to be accomplished
Occasionally the drama in your life can interfere with your ability to get anything done. We all have drama, but that does not mean we should let it interfere with our daily tasks. The following are some tips for how to not let the drama in your life interfere with things that need to be accomplished:
1. Learn to compartmentalize. The truth is we all have dramas in our lives. Some of us struggle with family issues, others weight issues, car trouble, etc. So, if you want to be able to work toward not letting the drama in your life interfere with things that need to be accomplished you have to be able to compartmentalize. It is okay to be stressed out about a broken down car, but not if you are obsessing over it at work, and not working. It is okay to want to work through your family issues, but not if you do that at the expense of daily tasks. So, you have to take the initiative in your life to set things on the back burner for a while. You have to not allow the drama to affect you while you accomplish your tasks, then your focus can return to it or wherever else you want it to be.
2. Dedicate time. If you want to compartmentalize, or try any other way of not letting your daily life drama interfere with your daily to do list, you have to set time aside for your accomplishments, no matter what those things are. So, Set a schedule for yourself, and give yourself a block of time just for working on things that need doing. During this time, make sure you have your phone off, your internet disconnected if you are prone to chatting or checking your email instead of working, and your door closed. Make sure people around you know that the time you have set aside is dedicated to work and that no matter how urgent, unless someone is dying, they are not to interrupt you. This will help you keep the time you dedicate to working on things that need to be accomplished actually devoted to that.
3. Make a schedule. If you do not want to let the drama in your life stop you from getting other things done, then be sure to schedule time just for dealing with your drama. Give yourself an hour or so a day dedicated to talking on the phone to work out these problems. If you do that you will soon realize just how much time each day you are wasting talking about, dwelling on, and worrying about pointless drama and things outside your control. You will soon find that you do not want to do this any longer, and because of that you will change your ways. You will stop worrying about the drama as much and your focus will change to those things that need to be accomplished.
4. Set priorities. If you have things that need to be accomplished and you are not very good at keeping the drama out, then set yourself some priorities. If you find that the things needing to be accomplished are not very high on your priority list, that would explain why the drama takes over. So, make a change, look at your life, and recognize the importance of changing your priority list to reflect those things that need to be accomplished.