Do you ever feel like your work tasks are creating a whirlwind — or even a tornado around you?
I know there are days for me when it seems like 10 things are coming at me from 10 different directions and they are all important and all should be priority.
Sometimes, I find myself giving a bandaid to each one — you know, doing a quick fix in an effort to stop the whirlwind. You might do that too — the quick text that says “working on it” or “give me 5 minutes”.
But it doesn’t always work, does it?
There are a few things you can do to stop the chaos of 100 little things to do:
1. Write it down. This gets it out of your head and lets you plan and organize how you are going to tackle the day.
2. Do just one thing. But do it completely and do it well. Make the follow up call and write the email response. Read the article. Finish the edit. By completing something completely, it is now off your list and out of the whirlwind — beginning to calm the chaos.
3. Group similar tasks together — like making 4 or 5 phone calls, or responding to your email.
Good luck calming the chaos!