So often in life we are drawn into what is next on our never-ending To Do List verses what is most important.
Many of us have become such extraordinary fire fighters (reactive focus) that we have lost our way with fire prevention (proactive focus). If it’s on fire, we tend to run towards it and we can get swallowed up in it.
Next time you are feeling overwhelmed or fed up with your list, stop and regroup.
Prioritizing the work (both at work and home) allows you to pay deliberate attention to what work you should really focus on. Organization helps you escape those feelings of being overwhelmed and chaos is frequently at the heart of feeling like you are swimming against the current.
Once you realize that your To Do list is agile and that you actually can control it, you will realize you’ve got this!