So many times, we are so overwhelmed by the amount of things that need to be accomplished that we do not know where to start and we find ourselves running around in circles. We try to become super human by trying to have the perfect lifestyle and we take on too much. Then we wonder why we never finish tasks or really accomplish things to the best of our ability.
For some unknown reason, we seem to think that if we are doing three things at one time that we are really accomplishing things in record time. This is the time to step back and reassess. We need to learn how to FOCUS on the task at hand. One job plus one thought, equals one accomplishment that is well done. Pick out your number one priority task and stick with it until it is totally accomplished.
Focusing on what the job is, how you want to do it, what the expectations upon completion of the job are and how long it will take you to achieve it will get you a lot further. These little hints may help:
Take the bigger jobs first while you are full of energy.
Stick a small job in between two larger jobs.
Focus on your final goal with each job.
Make sure that you have all of the tools handy to complete the job.
Do as many jobs as you can 'finish' in the amount of time that you have allotted.
Don't let your mind wonder to other things that need to be done, add them to your list of things to do and schedule them in.
As your energy drains, take a break and re-energize. Even if that break is only for 10 minutes, it will give you new vitality.
By focusing on one task at a time and seeing it through to completion, you relieve stress on your mind and body. And you are able to take pride in a job well done. A few well done tasks will always feel much better than several half done ones.