We all have those days when our to-do list feels completely unattainable and stressful.
Believe it or not, your to-do list may not be as intimidating as anticipated.
Just because a particular task feels complex doesn’t mean it is!
An overwhelming to-do list has the potential to become a simple one with a few mindset shifts.
Make a Decision
Have you ever put off making a decision (big or small) due to the fear of making the wrong one?
The thing is, the longer we put off making a decision, the harder and scarier it tends to become.
It’s so easy to tell yourself…
“Oh, I will decide once I have more information.”
“I can’t decide XYZ until I figure out XYZ.”
Even though decision-making isn’t always easy – it’s part of life. Procrastinating can be exhausting both physically and mentally.
Making decisions faster can help give you more time in the day to focus on other activities, which in turn can help you knock more items off your daily list.
Come Up With a Strategy For New Tasks
We all have those tasks we do on a daily basis that are pretty smooth sailing.
But what happens when we have to do something new?
Working on new tasks is unavoidable – whether it be personal or professional.
Doing anything new for the first time can be draining and potentially take twice as long as it ideally should.
The good news is there are several tactics out there that can help make completing new tasks easier and faster such as listening to music or munching on your favorite snack.
Give it a try and see what happens.
Done is Better Than Perfect
Spending 3+ hours on a task that should ideally take around 30 minutes won’t necessarily result in a better outcome.
More often than not, overthinking tasks can lead to more mistakes and limit our ability to be creative.
Accepting and embracing that done is better than perfect can potentially transform your overall productivity.
“Don’t mistake activity with achievement.” – John Wooden