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  • Writer's pictureStephanie Green

Struggling to get through everything that needs doing?

Do you ever feel that there are not enough hours in the day to get all the work done you need to?

Does it feel like your to-do list is always getting longer, never getting shorter?

Are you getting bogged down in operations and not finding time to even think about those projects you planned to do?

You are not alone.

I have noticed a consistent theme coming from my clients this month. Everyone has a to-do list a mile long and seems to be struggling to get any forward momentum.

It is a busy time of the year! The sun is starting to come out, we are well into the financial year and already people are planning for Christmas.

I have given the same advice to my clients this month that my fellow directors give me when I feel this way - prioritise and plan.

Having a million things on your to-do list is extremely overwhelming and can create extra stress. So set aside some time each day to determine what needs to be done now, what can be done later, what can be delegated to someone else and what you can ditch altogether.

This is the basis of the Eisenhower Matrix. Check out the picture below for visual representation.

Using this matrix to focus you on the urgent/important tasks can reframe your mindset and help you make real progress through that to-do list.

Once you have prioritised, planning your day so you know exactly when you will have time to work on these tasks is essential. Otherwise, you might find you are over-committing yourself.

And if you find you are still drowning - ask for a hand! Whether it is from someone taking on the tasks themselves or just a sounding board to help you clear up the essentials, it can make a world of difference.

Steph.



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