It’s a new day for busy people who are always on the move. If you are anything like the rest of us, you are often inspired and motivated to take on new tasks and reach new goals. But sometimes, in the midst of that excitement, you can take on too much, too quickly, making it easy to multi-task your way into overwhelm and burnout. You’re probably already thinking about all you need to get done this month — or by the end of this year? If you were to take time out to write it all down, the list would likely be extensive, right? Perhaps even overwheming. Most people start by asking themselves these questions:
I know you have a lot to do, but give yourself permission to relax. You’ve got this! Everything will be just fine.
What if I said you can actually find peace in multi-tasking? Sounds weird, huh? But it’s true. I’m sharing my method to multi-task your way to success.
BRAIN DUMP: IT ALL BEGINS HERE
Write everything down. Anything that’s standing in your way of having a clean slate needs to be written down on paper. If you need help, please download this worksheet. Once you’ve written it all down, take the following steps.
BUCKET YOUR TASKS INTO THREE CATEGORIES
Looking at the list, you probably have a lot written down. And that’s fine because you’re going to get it done by taking one day at a time.
SCHEDULE — THIS IS ESSENTIAL TO MULTI-TASKING
Each week, on Sunday night, transfer the Must Haves and Go Dos to your calendar, giving yourself an actual date and time to get them done (brain dump and bucket first).
As you work through your tasks for the week, it’s important to focus on only one day at a time.
Your week is planned, you have several things to get done. But everything has a date and a time scheduled. You’re multitasking in a calm and very peaceful way. Little-by-little. Day-by-day.
Originally published at kimberlybuchanan.com.
Originally published at medium.com