- Published on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 09:41 08 April 2014
- Written by julie julie
Do you ever feel overwhelmed and under-motivated? I sure do sometimes. Today is an excellent example. Actually, yesterday was too.
There's so much going on - so many priorities. I feel pulled in all directions and inefficient.
This morning I made a list of what I consider to be high priority to get done today. There isn't any way I can realistically get it all done. Overwhelmed again! Okay, so then I broke it down. I made a secondary list of what needs to be done while I'm out. That way I can plan an effective route. I went back to my list and colour coded phone calls, emails and other high priorities. I discovered I can delay a few things until tomorrow. They're urgent, but can wait 24 hours.
I can breathe a bit better now. Sometimes that's the answer to overwhelm. It doesn't make the heap of stuff to do any less of a heap, but it helps me to get my priorities straight. You can eat an elephant one bite at a time. You can move a mountain one shovel full at a time. I can certainly conquer all that I need to do. It won't all get done today, this week, or even this year.
I guess that's the thing about a long term vision - there's much to do to get there. If I break it down to bite-sized pieces I can keep it more in perspective and feel like I'm making progress as I cross things off my list each day.