Do you frequently feel like you have so many things to accomplish, yet you’re always falling behind? This sense of scrambling and being out of control can actually contribute to a sense of being overwhelmed. We receive so many messages on a daily basis about how productive we’re supposed to be. Everyone has a different energy level and stress threshold. Get to know yours. You’ll lower your own anxiety levels if you really get to know your strengths and weaknesses. Follow these recommendations from the experts for conquering your daily to do lists.
One piece of advice that most experts agree on is exercise. Just twenty minutes of morning exercise will increase your energy level multifold. You’ll have a more positive outlook after exercising. Take advantage of the great savings offered by Groupon coupons and head to Eastbay for a great selection of walking, running and cross training shoes. Your feet will thank you!
Each evening, make a short list of things you need to accomplish the next day. This will keep you from tossing and turning at night and help get a good night’s sleep. Our minds are often so busy with the next day’s activities it becomes harder and harder to fall asleep. Armed with your list, break it down into manageable time frames. The smaller the goal and shorter the time span, the greater the chances are for accomplishment. Tick items off your list as they’re completed. Think carefully before adding items to your list. Is it really important or necessary for you or your family? Put it on a second list if it’s not critical for your job or family. Don’t hesitate to delegate to other family members.
Take each day one at a time. Find small increments of time to accomplish tasks. Feeling the need to block off large sections of time can prove daunting and sometimes impossible. Good luck on your new journey.