Tuesday, August 4, 2020

10 Minute Tip

Do you ever feel like you have too many tabs open in the browser of your brain? Do you feel like you can't focus on one thing because there are so many things that need dealing with? Do you ever want to hide under the covers to avoid the day? Do you ever feel like no matter how much you do, it'll never all get done? Or is that just me? 

If you've been around here for any time at all you know that lists are my love language. They keep me focused and calm. They allow me to believe that I can actually get my life organized. For the most part, it works. 

So here's the list I made this morning when I was feeling overwhelmed by life and the way too many things that need to be done (DISCLAIMER: these are all things I WANT to do! Things I choose to embrace on a daily basis. I am NOT complaining, I am simply planning a strategy!) 

  1. Make a list...Ha!
  2. Keep moving forward (don't dwell on the current issue)
  3. Planner update (let your planner be your brain)
  4. Manage emails (an organized inbox is beautiful!)
  5. Schedule and pre-post online and social  media content
  6. Schedule studio time (quilting is therapy!)
  7. Read a book!
  8. Move your body.
  9. Learn a new skill.
  10. Connect with a friend.
Does this mean my entire day goes as planned? Do I keep a rigid schedule? Do stay up at night until all items are checked off the list? Heck NO! But I let the list do the worrying for me and I refer back to it when I start to get overwhelmed. What do you do to make things you enjoy get your attention? I would love to hear your suggestions in the comments.

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  1. I schedule my happy activities on my calendar. I schedule appointments with myself and note the activity I want to do or list what I want to accomplish. Trim 100 HSTs is now just as important as dental cleaning at 2 pm!

  2. You're talking to a list gal too. It's an easy way to keep on track. If I do something that wasn't on my list, I simply add it so I can deliberately cross it off!

  3. Your post has inspired me to pick up my bullet journal again - where I keep a list of my daily to-dos. I haven't bothered with it since June.... but for me it's a good idea to write a list and include top priorities on that list!

  4. Making a list looks like a great idea. I only make lists of things I need to do in a day. A list of things I want to do looks much better!


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