We love to micro-manage. It can be situations or people. Have you noticed when you delegate something to a child or an employee, how you still hold on to the reigns and are not able to let go? Fearful while handing over any work or a task to someone? We live with this illusion that only we can do it best. Even after handing over the task physically, we remain mentally hooked on it. Micro Managing in the head. Are you paying a heavy price by Micro Managing?

Imagine every day there are so many things that we have to keep at the back of our minds just because of this habit. We not only engage in tasks that we take up physically but also kind of own responsibility of those that we have handed over to be done by others. Remaining mentally anchored like this holds up a lot of unnecessary space in our minds. This is like excess baggage which we are carrying and yes we are paying a heavy price for it too but in our minds.

Now, what if you just delegate and let things happen? It not only frees you and makes you offload that extra baggage but it also gives the person on the other side an opportunity to finish the given task their own way. They get a feeling of fulfillment and what if their way is better and more efficient than yours? In that case, you get to learn something new too.

If you paying a heavy price by Micro Managing

Think like this-Life is about co-creating. Accept you cannot manage everything alone and there are so many different ways of doing the same task. So give others a fair chance or opportunity to do things their way. Be it your child or your subordinate or whoever. The next time you hand over a task, hand it over fearlessly and completely and trust it will be done to PERFECTION. Yes, it will be perfect, but it may or may not be done the same way you would. Micromanaging can become an Art but if it is in the head, then it is unhealthy. Take some time to analyze if you are paying a heavy price by Micro Managing.

Giving up the habit of Micro managing can be very liberating


Sweep it clean…

Cleaning emotional build up helps clear internal clutter just like clearing your physical space helps declutter & creates more room for something new and better.

A good way to start cleaning emotional space is by bringing your awareness to what you feel being around certain people or how you feel doing certain things. Your reactions towards people & situations act like a good barometer to know emotional state ..

Becoming aware of your trigger points and at the same time detoxifying your emotions from time to time helps prevent too much emotional build up that eventually manifests as physical illness.

Keeping communication lines open when it comes to people and learning to say no once in a while when you are pushed beyond your comfort, helps prevent the unnecessary clutter of internal dialogue which eventually builds up as toxic emotions..Unspoken words have as much impact as spoken words as they have a strong energy even when no dialogue is exchanged..

Making peace within from the heart centre or avoiding the trigger is a matter of individual choice but either ways what is important is to maintain a healthy state of being on both mental and emotional levels..You have to be feeling at ease within..

The key word here is “AWARENESS” towards your “FEELINGS”. Start looking at them & then into them ! Travel light !!

Neelima Thukral