I know we’ve all been there. We all have those days where we’re too busy. We have to deny appointments, stay in the house all day, and work work work work, simply because there’s too much too do. What would you say if I told you you’re not as busy as you thought?
I’ve been a victim of feeling busy as well, so I know how it feels to feel like there’s simply no time to spare. But after reading the book, getting things done I’d really like to challenge that notion. Have you really thought about the things you have to do
The first choice you’ll need to make is how you’ll capture all the information you’re imputing and of course you’ll have different options as to how you’re inputting that information. You can choose to take down your information through paper or electronic, but I’d recommend electronic because it’s a lot easier to organize. There are two main apps that I used to get all the information that need, that would be Evernote and Wunderlist. —- add websites Evernote is your standard note taking app on steroids and wanderlust is your typical list app but on steroids.
Now I challenge you to list everything that you have to do. Not just today or this week; everything. This can be anything from a new proposal you need to make, a sponsorship pitch to simply dropping your clothes off at the dry cleaners. The important thing is too dump everything out of your mind and put it on paper. I can guarantee you that like me just doing this will give you an insane amount of relief. You may also find that getting that burden off of your mind will encourage you to keep going harder, and really pushing to get everything out of your mind. Once you get everything listed, I want you to write the next physical action you have to take. Not a vague idea or abstract concept but the actual next step you need to take to get whatever you just listed done. For example, if the task I want to get done is get a photo shoot done for a rebranding project, the first physical action would be to call the photographer to see what date they have available. Listing the physical action takes the task and then makes it actionable. This process gives you a couple of benefits:
- You’ve gone from “having a lot of things to do” to knowing exactly what “a lot” is
- You’ve now made your to-do list actionable
- The clarity you now have allows you to only have to focus on the 2-3 important things to do for that day
Once you get everything put on paper and actually have in front of you instead of having it all in your head, I can guarantee you’ll say to yourself “I’m not as busy as I thought” and please under that’s the goal! You never want to be busy for the sake of being busy, which we sometimes can believe we are, without getting things done. But the goal is to be productive. By clearly defining what you need to get done, and getting it taken care of without the extra stress you’re setting yourself up for stress-free positivity
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