Monday, January 28, 2013
Get Rid of the Chaos In Your LIfe!
No doubt, work gobbles up the lion's share of time on your calendar. And the added pressures the American Worker is feeling according to TNS Research isn't helping...
-- 48% are required to do more work with fewer resources
-- 39% are doing the work of two people because of cutbacks
-- 47% have difficulty taking time off from work
-- 30% feel the need to stay connected 24/7
-- 23% of workers say they are dissatisfied with their
work/life balance, up from 18% in 2008.
-- 19% are hoping to leave current jobs for a new one.
And 70% of employees work beyond scheduled time and on weekends; more than half cited "self-imposed pressure" as the reason.
So how can you start taming this beast?
While your work may be the hardest part of your calendar to get control of, focus on releasing these other pressure valves on your calendar to keep chaos from blowing up your life.
1) Accept that you can do anything...but you can't do everything.
Your to-do list is literally a reflection of who you are choosing to be on any given day. Does yours look like who you want to be? Or are you spending too much time on things that don't matter or
running yourself ragged on someone else's behalf.
Getting clear on your true priorities is the foundation of calendar sanity. The best way to do this is to spend five minutes at the start of each day to jot down a "Nothing Else" list of 3 things - and if
nothing else gets crossed off your list but those 3 things, you will have done what truly matters.
2) Grab a pen and paper and write down a plan for the week ahead.
It will help you to turn down the “noise” and the stress that tends to accompany a full life. Just be sure you don't confuse a weekly plan with a laundry list of to-do’s. They are NOT the same thing. Identify your true priorities from that long laundry list, and then schedule the work steps required to cross them off your list into your calendar for the week ahead.
3) Ask for help.
You shouldn't be folding the laundry by yourself while your spouse and kids are lounging around watching TV. The fastest way to get more done in a day is to find ways to ask others to lend a hand - whether it's a member of your family, a roommate, or even an outsourced assistant or "Task Rabbit."
If you are tired of chaos ruling your life and would like tools and systems and accountability partners to help you kick chaos to the curb, then I invite you sign up for Kick Start Your YearBootcamp now.
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Thanks to Sarah Welch, Chief Dreamer at Buttoned Up, Inc for her guest post.