Question? Do you feel like your life is out of control, busy from the moment you get up to the moment you go to bed?
Question? Are you drowning in everything that needs to be done?
Question? After running around madly all day, do you then not see anything finished or accomplished?
We all have moments like these, but I’ve found the best way to deal with the craziness of every day is through planning and organisation. So grab a hot cuppa, come back and keep reading. I promise it’s easy.
By planning I’m talking about LISTS, yep it’s that easy. I find once I have written down all the things I need to get done or pick-up, my mind relaxes and I don’t miss or forget anything and I can also sleep better.
I am a planner and organiser by nature and right now I have around 4 or so lists on the go. I know, gees that many! It’s not as bad as you think, and no I don’t have a list to organise my list! So, let me break it down:
By having different lists for different aspects of your life, your able to better get organised and to see and priorities whats really important.
For instance my Christmas list is not high my to do list in March, but it certainly starts to become higher on my list in September. But why you ask do I have a list in March for Christmas?, cos a little secrete to staying on top of it all and not having that feeling of swimming and drowning in all that you have to do.
By having and getting my thoughts organised means I’m able to complete task to make Christmas time easier throughout the year rather than trying to do it all just before.
So, look at all that you have going on in the year and break it down into smaller chunks and get those ideas and thoughts on paper or what ever works for you and start getting your life organised.
Current to do list:
- Outlines my everyday things I need to do or pick-up (milk/doggy treats/pay electricity bill etc)
- Yep you heard right, I have started my list for Christmas. Please don’t hate me.
- Meal planning
- Guest list
Starting now means that I want panic or feel over whelmed as it gets closer that I have too much to do and not enough time to do it all.
- Contains items that I need to accomplish for our online business, to keep it up to date
- I also include dates, this is especially important for the big items that need to be completed by a certain date.
- This is on my chalk board, so both my partner and I know what needs to be accomplished.
- I split this into 3 sections:
- Big ticketed items (like adding an extension to the front of the house)
- Small day-to-day jobs (mulching/worming lifestock)
- Shopping items that we have run out of.
So, even though I have a lot of lists on the go at once they all serve a different purpose. This I find keeps me organised and nothing gets missed or forgotten. Oh, and don’t worry if you don’t get around to completing everything on your list.
That’s life sometimes.
It’ll still be there tomorrow.
I find that as long as it’s written down then I know I will complete it eventually, when I have the time to do so. Especially when I’m juggling a farm, working full-time, running an online business and family commitments. We all have multiple things we’re juggling at once.
So, even with the best laid plans and lists, life will happen!
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