I know we are all very busy people and sometimes life becomes overwhelming. I want to share some of the things I learned over the past decade in management.
When you look at the things you want to accomplish over the day you may feel overwhelmed and not get anything done. I know this is me almost every morning.
Get ORGANIZED... Make 2 lists, the first is just everything that you need to get done. This is where you just write down things as they come to mind. The second list is refined. It is things that are an absolute must, that you have to get done.
How you go through your list is just as important as the list. Put small things in between big tedious ones. This will do a couple of things. One, it will give you some things that you will accomplish so you feel like you did something. Two, it will break up your day some and help with the overwhelmed feeling.
You will be amazed at what you can accomplish in 15 minutes. I know that there are some things that you can't do in one day. When you find yourself with a few extra minutes that you can''t really do anything on your list. Like when you finished something and have a few minutes before you have to get the kids. This is the perfect time for those things that you can stop while doing. Maybe some research for an article, short training, or even just straightening up the house.
Lastly, put the important things you didn't accomplish are of course at the top for the next day. Do the things you don't like first and use the things you do as a reward. Do not let things linger on your list. These are the things that make you feel overwhelmed because things build up and when you think of the same task over a few days you feel defeated.
What are some of things you do to manage your time wisely??????