Overwhelmed and Too Much To Do
We all face it whether we’re an entrepreneur needing to know how to run business and balance home life, a mom trying to keep the family schedule working smoothly, or a student desperately wanting to avoid “how do you get stressed.” I’ve mentioned before that my memory operates best when applied to stickie notes, but when they are all over the place, that gets overwhelming too. We all feel like escaping to the beach or mountain or somewhere away from it all.
Check out this to-do List. My daughter came to my rescue when I felt . . . well, overwhelmed with too much to do.
How to Succeed
I take out this to-do list and put it on top of all the things screaming for my attention. This short list makes me realize what really matters. I don’t know how it works, I just know it does. My perspective changes. It makes me value that I’m only one person and that I can do only what I can do. I only have 24 hours to work, invest in my family and take care of myself by exercising and planning good meals. All of this takes time.
The To-Do List is as follows:
- Make a list of stuff to do
- Complete first item
- Realize my accomplishments
- Take a nap (with a smiley face to celebrate)
I like #3. Acknowledge whatever accomplishment I can make and celebrate it.
I know there’s more ways, even better ways, you use to help you. How to you deal with feeling overwhelmed and having too much to do?
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