Writing things down, putting them in your phone, having accountability meetings, pondering, brainstorming, the list goes on and on for ways to keep you on track for your daily activities and goals. It can feel like a whirl wind if you are not careful and gasps for air like you are trying to keep a float.
Sounds about right? Well a piece advice given to me that helps me measure when things get chaotic is this. “The Outside is a reflection of the Inside.”
Think about it. So for me, when my environment is not clear and organized then I know that there are too many things floating around in the mind and its time to pull in and get back on track.
One thing, if you are like me, then most likely there are many of things to manage in your daily life. Outside of personal, you may have categories for your work environment and then family and/or volunteer.
Whatever it may be, establishing a workflow that is conducive for you is needed to successfully achieve your goals. The thing is not to pile in everything in a day. Here are some tips that I have found beneficial to be successful with organizing my thoughts and executing things.
- Identify the number of aspects in your life and make a listing for each one.
- I have found creating a spreadsheet is beneficial with listing these categories across.
- Some activities will be required daily as well as others may be a one time project.
- There are some things that you cannot change.
- With a good night rest and even a nap, you will find greater results by giving the body what it needs.
- The exercise, stimulates blood flow and oxygen to your brain, so even 10 minutes a day will give you a boost through your day.
- So make time for each of these! 🙂
- For the spreadsheet, I list this vertically down. While the categories are listed across (horizontally).
- establish deadlines
- if you have a project either break it out in small parts over a course of time or knock the one big project and a bunch of smaller tasks for the day or week.
- do the big one first. if you need a break then knock out a task (could be a workout –walk maybe? phone call? — you get the picture)
It is never to late to start organizing or restructuring to meet your new goals. Life has a way of changing and we have to be flexible in whatever ways to best move with the flow. If you fail a couple of times with this or any thing on your list, Go back to point number 2, restrategize, determine your resources and pull forward again.