Strategies to help catch-up quickly
1. Positive Self Talk: remind yourself that whatever stress you are feeling is temporary, keep telling yourself that this too shall pass (as many times as you need to)
2. Write it down: stress and pressure of keeping track of all that you have to do can be overwhelming; best thing to do is get it OUT of your head and onto a sheet of paper
3. Prioritize: next to each item in your list label the priority of each item, “A” = MUST be done, “B” = Should be done, “C” = COULD be done and “D” = DOESN’T NEED to be done (at least not right now), if you have more than one “A” tasks give them numbers (A1, A2, etc)
4. Complete “A” tasks: work on these must needed tasks, You should always do your ugliest, hardest task first, get it out of the way
5. Give yourself grace: try to focus on the most important tasks and give yourself a break on everything else; All you can do is all you can do!
Starting tonight, write down 3 things each evening that you want to accomplish tomorrow. Commit to waking up 15-30 minutes earlier, use that time to plan your day.
This is something I used to do and I felt it really helped me feel more calm. I can’t even understand why I stopped doing this to begin with. This is definitively something I can re-implement.
All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.
Sunday Speed Prep:
1. Take an hour/two to prep for the week.
2. Laundry for the week
3. Clean kitchen
4. Fill Coffee water reservoir
5. Make a list of things to accomplish this week
These are good things to do at the end of the week. Since I don’t work a traditional week schedule, it is something I can do the day before I go back to work (whatever day that lands on). That’s what I have been doing with my laundry, I usually spend the day before I go back to work on laundry and some general cleaning. Just need to keep this up and make this more of a habit.