Do you have a habit of allowing everything to automatically flow onto your master to do list?
Try a new habit: decide whether something deserves a spot on your list or not. Our default is `yes.`
Find ways to make your progress and priorities visible. Many people use technology to capture tasks, but print out today’s list for focus.
Technology is splitting our attention.
Use strategies to stay focused and not allow your own mind to take you off track. (List, timers, sandwiching tasks, shutting off technology for short, quiet periods of time ` or having an app do it for you.)
Ideally, you`ll work on tasks when your energy for that task type is best. Sometimes, life is too busy and you really cannot afford to stick to this way. If you try, you`re increasing your own stress. Let it go. Come back to this method when your life calms down and you can organize your days in this way.
You cannot control whether your situation will cause chaos in your days: physical issues, caregiver responsibilities, mental health differences, the presence of children/puppy, etc. How you react is key. And then, too, how quickly you get back on track is also key, so know what works for you to circle back (lists, `bookmarking` where you were, selecting some time slots where you shut out everything but your own work or needs).
Figure out the Flow