Today I am guest posting over at Adventures & Misadventures of a Mummypreneur and sharing my top 5 tips for when you feel overwhelmed with work or your to-do list.
From my post:
The number one mantra that helps me manage my “to do” list is “You will never reach the end of the list”. It shifts the focus from trying to get every single thing done before I can fully relax and turns my attention to “what can I do today?” There will always be more things that come up – both work related and personal and there is a finite amount of time and energy I can devote to things.
My top tips for dealing with overwhelm:
1. Brain dump (and triage): Get everything out of your head including to-do items, worries, random thoughts that occupy your head space. Writing them down stops them distracting you and depleting your energy. Take time to triage the list and decide what can be delegated or outsourced easily (including to other family members), what can be dumped (not everything we think we have to do really needs to happen) and what can be delayed long term (no point worrying about a home project you know you won’t tackle for 6 months).
2. Make a focused to do list for just today: First decide what has to happen (“must do” items instead of what is top of mind or easiest), and then determine what you can realistically achieve given your resources for the day (ie if you work from home and today only have three clear hours, set your daily goals accordingly).
Head on over to Amanda’s lovely site to read the rest of my tips and to read some of her posts about juggling her business with family life.