Have you ever been under a huge pile of overwhelm? Flustered with to-do lists everywhere?
And trying to complete 21 zillion tasks at a time?
I KNOW THAT FEELING!
And have picked up a few small must-do’s along the way that you can start implementing right now to add value to you life and free yourself from overwhelm!
The first thing I realised with overwhelm was that something needed to give.
My perfectionist needed to give, and my trust needed to grow.
1. GET A DIGITAL TO-DO LIST
Sticky notes just don’t cut it anymore, even diaries, so let’s save some trees and minimise our confusion with an all in one organiser. These would be my top 2 picks for organising.
– Evernote: this is a GEM! you can create check lists, brain dump everything on to here and organise it in notebooks, and even share work with your friends and colleagues! (and your perfectionist side of you will love it!)
– Things: This one is also a favourite, but it is only available on with Apple, it’s a beauty for jotting down notes quickly and to-do list. You can swipe your task away when you’ve completed it.
2. DIGITAL DIAIRES
Heard of google calendar? Use that baby like your gospel bible for organising all of your appointments and meetings. You can create recurring meetings so you don’t need to re-write it every week like a paper diary.
I like to schedule in all my non-negotiables as recurring events. Like workouts, yoga, meditation, blog writing.
You can even colour code it, your perfectionist side will love it.
3. OUTSOURCE.. This is where the trust comes in
Us creative junkies sometimes aren’t the most savvy when it comes to numbers and creating all that boring stuff (in our eyes!) So why waste 3 hours of your time figuring out how to do something that an expert can do in 15 minutes?
Makes sense right?
The other day my lovely sister created an invoice for me to use which she whipped up in less than 10 minutes.. I watched her mouse whiz across the screen at record time and thought ‘Thank fuck I didn’t waste 3 hours of my time trying to YouTube how to do this shit’
It’s okay to ask for help. It’s okay to trust others.
You’ll compress time frames and get more of the things you are great at done.
BONUS: and the most important of all
Schedule in your Zen time (also known as Me-Time) and stick to it. Technology free.
Whether you prefer to sit outside in the sun for 5 minutes, have a meditation or yoga routine, like to read a book for half an hour.
Just be sure to keep your Me-Time habits as they are going to keep you centred, grounded, and in alignment with your values.
Comment below to share your valuable gem’s that you use to keep on track with your day and week.