In today’s world we have a lot going on with a to-do list a mile long. When you own a business, overwhelm and stress can not only sneak in, but be fully present. If you’re like me and you are a full-time mom AND business owner, then your to-do list is not only long but mixes your personal tasks with your business tasks. I’m sharing the key to avoiding the feelings of overwhelm and stress when organizing and tackling your to do list. Hint…it starts with doing one thing!
Life doesn’t go as planned…so you need to learn how to deal with it.
What we’re talking about
– What To Do When Business & Life Overlap
– How To Prioritize Tasks On Your To-Do List
– Celebrating Yourself & Your Wins
What To Do When Business & Life Overlap
It is becoming more common to work from home and like many others, I not only run my business from my home, but I have my kids with me at the same time. My to-do list will have items such as doing the laundry mixed in with producing a podcast and pitching clients. Feelings of overwhelm and stress can definitely make an appearance when tasks start piling up, but if you know how to deal with them head on, you can avoid those feelings.
How To Prioritize Tasks On Your To-Do List
Learning how to properly prioritize your tasks by due date is one of the key actions you can start taking to avoid feeling overwhelmed. Batching tasks may seem like a good idea, but it’s better to prioritize by what is due first and at times to split up your tasks in that manner. In addition to prioritizing, you should ask yourself what one thing you need to do that day to feel accomplished. Start with one task and work your way through your to-do list.
Celebrating Yourself & Your Wins
One of my favorite new habits is celebrating my wins each and every day. Taking notes from the Whiskey & Work podcast, Kelsey shares that you should start every day by writing down 5 things you did the day before that you’re proud of. Feeling stressed over what needs to get done should be countered with feelings of celebration over what you’ve already accomplished.
You define your future, but you also define your to do list and your priorities, so why not take advantage of that?