This has been my own downfall for as long as I can remember. I always have been someone who has lots of ideas and little time to do them or I do them at the wrong times.
I have come up with some ideas on how to overcome this for all those other people out there who feel this same way at times.
1.WRITE everything down.
Just get it all out of your Brain. You will instantly feel more organized and the recurring thought of what it is you need to get done won’t continue to pop up in your head again and again throughout the day because that can be really annoying and I feel its a huge drain on your energy. So whatever you have to do get it out of your head whether its electronically or on actual physical paper.
2. Check your TO DO list every day.
Especially if its something you Needed to get done that day. I was notorious for writing things down I needed to get done that day and then forgetting to check the list again which doesn’t really help you much if you’re not accomplishing your tasks when they need to be.
3. Set Up A Time To Look At Your List.
You will procrastinate if you allow yourself to do it. You have to make a routine out of doing something for it to stick and become automatic …eventually. It’s best to do this as soon as you wake up because you will have the most time to accomplish what it is you need to do that day. It’s not easy to get something done if you’re checking it at 8pm every day. The day is over and now your tired or will soon be that way.
4.Work on Your Tasks Little by Little.
This one took me a long time put this into a habit. I was always trying to do a big task in a little amount of time. You can’t force big tasks into small timetables. It just won’t work. That’s why cramming for a test the night before doesn’t work. Our brains just can’t absorb that much information over a short period of time. Our bodies are the same way. We have to be realistic about how long something is actually going to take. Also when you make the time to do a task more slowly and carefully you will make fewer mistakes.
5.Don’t sweat the small things …..that didn’t get done.
Stressing about what you didn’t get done only makes your mind not want to do it the next time you think about it. You are sabotaging yourself because what you stress about your mind is actually programming itself to think of the task as just that….stressful. That is something your brain is going to try and keep you from experiencing as a protection mechanism. Don’t set yourself up for that.
6. Finally, it’s been proven that multi-tasking does not work. One task is going to suffer in the long run. If your reading more than one book at a time, if you’re doing two or more things at once one task will suffer even if it’s not noticeable to you. If you focus on one thing at a time it will be less stressful and you will do a better job overall.