How do you get all the “things” done without all the Stress?

August 3, 2021

How do you get all the “things” done without all the Stress?

As simple as it may seem, first start with your “to do” list which is almost always way too long for any human to get done. What has been on the list too long and you are not going to do it anyway? What is on the list that needs a priority assigned to it so you can stop the procrastination and blame game with yourself? What is on your list that needs to be a stress relieving priority, like some fun; sleep; exercise; meditating; sitting or just admiring whatever environment you are in?

There are dozens of ways to prioritize your “to do” list. My coaching clients do daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and “boy that would be great to get done this year” lists. Then they are asked to pick certain days where the routine needs can be accomplished. FOR EXAMPLE: If you are working on yearly performance reviews for September, decide HOW you want to parse out and pace the language for the reviews – who is first – what is needed – how many hours and what days you are willing to work on them. It makes it much more enjoyable for everyone and the performance review is much more accurate in supporting and actually improving skill sets.

Take a look at your “to do” list. Where do you keep it? How often does it need to be updated? How do you feel when you look at it? My highly technical and device driven leaders are using paper for notes; white boards in the kitchen; Outlook for immediate reminders and VERY FEW post it notes. You can do this. You deserve to have a “to do” list that is accurate, pleasing and doable.

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Natalie R. Manor

Natalie R. Manor is a consultant, executive business coach, speaker, 5 time author and extraordinary facilitator.  Her consulting firm, Natalie Manor & Associates NMA, has attracted global success seeking clients and organizations for 30+ years.

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