Knock Overwhelm on the Head

Right now, I feel overwhelmed with every fibre of my being. I need to restore my mojo pronto. After being on the back-burner for way too long, I plan to launch my first e-course Redundancy SOS: Kick-start Your Job Search in 5 Days, before the end of this year.

As my recent tropical holiday came to an end, I signed up for a few online courses. I figured they’d help me to focus on my business after I returned home. But despite a clear diary, there’s a backlog of homework competing for my best time of day.

How do I go about it? The idea of a schedule makes me twitchy. I prefer to allow wriggle room for the unexpected. And unlike some outcome-oriented professionals, I don’t get a buzz from ticking off my list of accomplishments at the end of the day.

So what’s one action I can take, rinse then repeat for the next 30 days?

At the end of each day, I’ll review and prioritise the chunks of work that need my morning brain power, using Bob Boyd’s Urgency vs Importance Matrix. I’ll then identify the one or two jobs from Box #1 for the following morning.

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This simple process will not only organise my workload, it will knock overwhelm on the head.

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 7 

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