This simple process that I call “getting my ducks in a row” helps me calm down and be productive.
You know that feeling when you have so much to do that you feel so overwhelmed that you just freeze and don’t do any of it? Or you might be one of those who talks and talks about how much stuff you have to do without putting your nose to the grind and actually doing it. I’m often a combination of both.
When I feel like I have too much to do and think there’s no way I can accomplish it all, this is my strategy. Write it all down. Decide what needs to get done first. Put the tasks into different categories (i.e. wedding, work, home) so I make sure I’m not just getting tasks done in one area. Make an organized list, then start tackling the tasks one by one. Making a list always makes me feel better, but the actual doing part is obviously the most important. You could have tons of color-coded, prioritized lists hanging around with unaccomplished tasks. The only thing you’ll have accomplished, though, is writing those organized lists.
This is how I get my ducks in a row, but I always love learning new organization ideas. How do you get your ducks in a row?