Everyone has a lot to do these days, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed. If you feel like you have too much on your plate, this article is for you.
We’ll discuss 10 simple solutions that will help lighten the load and give you more time in your day!
1. Time block your day
Start the day by writing down everything you need to do and blocking out time for each task on the calendar so that nothing gets lost in your busy schedule.
When something comes up, write it into the next available block of time rather than moving things around or adding tasks onto others – this will help keep you sane!
2. Have a “to-do” list
Write down all of the tasks you want to get done, then start working on them and checking them off as you go. Using a to-do list can help your mind stay focused because it always knows what to work on next. Brain dumping all of your to-dos can help clear your mind so that you can focus on each task without worrying about remembering everything else you need to do.
3. Divide tasks into smaller chunks
The first thing you can do to try and juggle multiple tasks is to break them up into smaller chunks. For example, if you have an article to write you can break it up into three chunks: research and outline, draft, polish and finalize.
You can choose to break up these chunks over the course of one day, or over a few days. Try to do this for all your projects so you know you’re always on track toward finishing them on time.
4. Set deadlines for yourself, and others
If you are counting on others to contribute to a project you’re working on, set deadlines and be clear about your expectations. When you’re working on a deadline, start the work as soon as possible.
Don’t wait until the last minute to start and end up procrastinating. Starting early can help set you up for success if something else requiring your attention comes up.
5.Create folders for all of your projects
Whether physical or digital, folders are a great way to organize your work and projects. Include anything you want to refer back to in the future; communications, drafts, final designs, etc. This way, you have an easy way to retrieve information whenever you may need to reference it in the future.
6. Take breaks throughout the day
We are more likely to be productive if we take regular breaks throughout the workday.
Balance your time with stress-relieving activities like reading a book or magazine, playing video games, talking on the phone with friends – whatever helps you feel better and gives your brain a break! Use a timer or alarm to remind you to take breaks throughout the day.
7. When someone offers to help, say yes!
Don’t be afraid to delegate some of your work. If someone asks “Can I do anything?” say yes: this way they feel like they’re contributing and not just waiting around while others are doing all the work.
Taking a few tasks off your plate can also help relieve some of the overwhelm you feel when you have too much to do.
8. Be flexible
If things aren’t working as planned then change course!
If deadlines are missed or something doesn’t work right away then take a step back to get back on track with achieving success. (This isn’t about giving up altogether but rather taking small steps at a time.)
9. Take care of your health and wellbeing
In order to tackle all those projects, you need to make sure your mind and body are able to handle such a big load of to-dos.
Ensure you stay in good health by getting enough sleep, eating healthy meals, and taking time out for hobbies, and things you enjoy.
10. Reward yourself after completing a task or big project
Reward yourself with something good after finishing tasks that have been on your mind for a while; whether it’s a night off from cooking dinner or taking care of kids, watching a favorite TV show, or reading a new book.
These little things will help you stay motivated and looking forward to more success in the future!
The 10 tips above are just a few of the many ways you can get through your to-do list when it feels like there’s too much to do.
We hope that these solutions will help you feel less overwhelmed and more in control of your time. With a little time and organization, you will be able to tackle your workload with ease.