So, I did it. After taking a wee break last week to regroup, find some renewed focus, and get some actual day-job and side hustle work done, I feel so much better.
This week’s project started yesterday. The five things to do list. It’s a list that I curate at the end of each day of the urgent and important tasks I must finish the next day. The idea is that if you focus on the biggest urgent/important tasks daily, that the less urgent and less important tasks won’t necessarily disappear completely, but you’ll have the time to focus on them because you’ve taken care of those more important things.
I know I have a massive project deadline for work looming, and it’s got a lot of moving parts that need tending on the day-to-day. By picking the items that are most important on that particular day to complete, I can better manage the onslaught of emails that come in, the volume of requests for more information, and the general busy-ness of days filled with meetings.
Additionally, there’s a great feeling of accomplishment once those five things are completed. Which leads to wanting to accomplish more.
So far, this seems to be working for me. But I am only two days in. I’ll keep you posted.
In the meantime, watch for a new post about fitness and health later this week. We’re going to talk about the role of nutrition (especially since I’ve not been truly careful of mine of late).