Write It Down
Having yourself a to do list each day is one of the best ways to keep your day on track.
Write down everything you know needs to be done, just get it all out there on that paper.
It doesn’t matter how urgent or if they are just wishes carried on from previous days.
Once your list is done, and if it is anything like mine sometimes, it may be long as anything!
Don’t worry about how long it is though, it is all about the purging right now!
Now I want you to take a metaphoric step back and look at this list and see what is super duper urgent, that just cannot wait another day?
Highlight it in some way.
The ones that cannot wait – be it because it is for a client, your biz or an urgent personal matter – these are the ones that you prioritise.
If there are more than say 3 -5 – ask yourself, is the world going to come crashing down if they are not done straight away?
You don’t want to give yourself too many urgent options, otherwise that hernia may be closer than you think!
Now get to work!
And make sure you tick those babies off, cross them out and do it with glee and satisfaction that you got it done.
Once all the’ cannot wait to be done’ tasks are complete and you are still feeling in ‘killing it’ mode, then by all means keep going through that list.
The idea of doing only the super important ones first, is so that you don’t beat yourself up if the some of the list is not completed.
The exercise isn’t another thing you get to ‘fail’ at – there is no such thing, it is just a reminder of the things awaiting you, in their own time.
If there is more on your list, and the day is done – and them tomorrows. Maybe by then, they have turned into that important task that has to be completed.