Have you ever thought, I have so much to do and do not know where to start? We sometimes have a tremendous amount of things on our minds and it makes hard to get motivated to start anything at all, so we may just sit back and let everything pile up. All the clutter within our daily lives only ends up causing us to feel overwhelmed and stressed to a point that nothing is getting accomplished. But, there are simple ways we all can get some control over that disorder and chaos.
Calendars are not always just for decoration, they serve other wonderful things as well. Here is where you write down all appointments and other important dates, so they do not get accidentally overlooked by everything else that swarms our life. You can have a calendar hanging on the wall that you see every day, use the calendar on your phone which allows you set alerts so you will not miss anything or utilize your computer and tablets calendar!
Once you have your calendar process in place, you can actually make your life even easier by making to do lists! You already know what needs to be done, so write it all down or enter these things in a list on your phone. Once you have written down all that needs to be done you can go back over that list and prioritize based on urgency. You will soon find that some of the items on your list can be postponed until the following day, so you are not overwhelmed and in a panic to get everything completed! Here is an example!
To Do List:
Pick up prescription
Take out the garbage
Plan for dinner
Pick up movie from RedBox
Clean out liter boxes
Decide on Christmas gift for step father
Get gas in the car
After spending a few minutes looking over what I think needs to be done today, I can see there are some that can wait until tomorrow! My new to do list for today would simply be:
- Pick up movie from RedBox (considering it is for tonight)
- Get gas in the car (which can be done when I pick up the movie)
- Plan for dinner (well we all have to eat)
My to do list for today suddenly went from 10 to 4 because I realized that all of those things were not urgent and could wait another day. Tomorrow it will be easy for me to go to the grocery store and pick up my prescription at the same time, considering the stores are right beside each other and I do not need the prescription today. I do have a little while longer before I have to make a decision about Christmas gifts; Christmas is still 2 weeks away! As for taking the garbage out and cleaning the cat liter boxes, it is perfectly fine to wait just one more day.
Being able to set priorities to things that need to be done can be very beneficial at work as well. We all know what our jobs entail, so we know how our days will play out. Even if things during our work day changes slightly, we still know what needs to be completed. It takes being able to strategize, focus and commit to all of our tasks in life!
Thank you for reading and commenting on my thoughts for today! I hope you are having a great weekend and staying warm and dry. I prefer to stay inside today because it is both cold and rainy again! Tomorrow is supposed to be a warm day with some sunshine that is much-needed! Much love y’all, stay strong and positive!!