State reports and meetings had taken over a majority of my time in the past couple of weeks. Now I find myself in an uncomfortable position; trying to catch up on the things that I skirted while planning for the very busy and exciting months that still lie ahead. Tasks are pulling me in every direction.
I’m stretched between the past and the future, between decisions of yesterday and plans for tomorrow. To focus on one or the other would be so clean and simple. But that’s not life. I’m feeling the stress of the stretch.
If you’re feeling this way, here’s a few things that you can try…
- Make a list of everything that needs done. You need a “to-do” list. It can be as simple as a piece of paper, or as elaborate as a software program. I use a program called “Things“. Regardless of your system, the goal is to get everything recorded so you can begin the next step.
- Prioritize your tasks. If you skip this step, you’ll naturally fail to do the things that aren’t enjoyable to you. I’ve been guilty of this plenty of times.
- Be realistic about your time frames. You may not realize this, but you are only one person. You only have 24 hours in a day. Be satisfied with getting a few things done each day. Before you know it, you will have taken care of each of your tasks that you began with.
Question: What can you add to this list?
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