In a world where more and more people get stressed because we are busy the whole time. There is always a to do list hanging on us, always unread e-mails to answer and always a friend to write back on Facebook. Today it is almost glamourised to be busy the whole time, but sometimes it also gets to much and it is important to take care of yourself but not least focus on the important stuff and get it done. Here are my tips for getting things done:
♥ Get up in the morning – this is one of the steps where I feel incredibly accomplished – if I manage to get up early in the morning. I love sleeping in but sleeping in takes many hours of your day that you could have spent on more important things. If you have a lot of stuff to do getting up in the morning is a good idea.
♥ Good start of the day – take your time in the morning to get showered, dress nicely and have a good breakfast and take five minutes on your own to set the mood of the day, let the thoughts go and be zen for a moment. Leave your phone and computer and just take a moment to breathe and relax.
♥ To do list – after taking five minutes to yourself it is time to get started. Write a to do list. The beauty of to do lists is the feeling you get when you got your bullets done – accomplished. But to do lists can also be impossible to do if you put too many tasks on them. Be realistic and if you have to many things on it you really don’t feel like doing, don’t do them all in one day because that will just kill your mood and ruin your day.
♥ Eat the biggest frog first – if you have one bad or annoying task on your to do list that you don’t really feel like doing, don’t postpone it or skip it. Get it over with as the first thing and that way you will have the rest of the day to do the stuff that you’d rather do.
♥ Single tasking – I wrote about this before. Single tasking is the new multi tasking. Do one thing at a time, focus on the particular task and get it done, and move on to the next one. By doing this you don’t have thousand things in your head at the same time and single tasking will let you focus a 100% on what you are doing right now. If for example one of your to do’s says: read e-mails and answer them, take an hour to do this single task and afterwards it is fully done and you don’t have to think about it anymore.
♥ Take time to do stuff you enjoy without feeling guilty – a day of to do’s also needs some procastination. Take a break and don’t feel guilty if you spend an hour in bed watching Netflix. As long as you don’t spend a whole doing it when you promised yourself to get other things done. You have to sow before you can reap, and there is no better feeling than spoil yourself after getting a lot of things done.