My friend Alan Berg said this to me when I was bemoaning getting all of my projects and daily work done. It was like a light bulb came on and opened up my eyes to see how to proceed. I made myself accountable to myself & to my friend Jen to change my ways.
Like many of you, I had a To-Do list that seemed longer than a roll of toilet paper. It was so overwhelming that it got me stuck in the loop of getting nothing accomplished on time. It was on one of those giant post it’s, on the inside of my office door. I saw it all day long, and it was depressing because nothing seemed to get crossed off!
After my light bulb moment, I spent the time to figure out my daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual tasks. It took some time for sure. Then I designed a planner that worked for me. I posted all of the “must do’s” for each category. Sounds like a lot, but as I was doing it, I realized how much time I wasted trying to figure out my To-Day lists.
Once I was honest with myself and got the repeating tasks scheduled, it was easy to work in my projects and things I wanted to accomplish. Everyone’s schedules will be different, but getting organized saves time and you will get to those projects you have been wanting to tackle.
You could do this on your Google Calendar, in Excel, in Basecamp, Asana, a paper planner or whatever works best for you. As the wedding season slows down, many of you will have some quiet time to get going on this project so that you start 2022 off as organized as you can be.
Take heart, you can do it and it will lower your stress when you feel overwhelmed.
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