Let me start off by admitting that I’m by no means ‘super organized’. I’m often in my head, I frequently forget why I walk into a room and sometimes it’s a struggle getting my thoughts in order. Despite the fact, here are some reminders that allow me to set the tone and structure the day ahead.
Keep your eye on the donut, not the hole in the middle
A wise woman by the name of Roz Relin quoted this mantra, and it makes a lot of sense. The “hole in the middle” signifies the distractions, problems and things you overanalyze. The donut serves as your focal point, what you have to do. Shift your focus to the things you need to get done and don’t let the minute things weigh you down.
Don’t obsess; do what you can control
We’re all victims of “analysis paralysis” at times. So before wasting precious time mulling over things, again and again, remember that ‘perfect’ is unattainable and productivity doesn’t equal speed. Dedicate the energy to tasks that will allow you to streamline the rest of your day.
Use the appropriate amount of energy for each task
Doing your best doesn’t mean overexerting yourself. To allow your day to run a little smoother, take on the most daunting challenges first – but take care of yourself in the process. Sometimes we feel that doing our best means working ourselves to the point of exhaustion. Give yourself a break every now and then.
Clear the negative fog
We all have our good and bad days, but for some reason, the tough ones stick out like a sore thumb. Rather than “going through the motions” each morning, replace negative mind-chatter with a positive thought. Do this experiment for a month and watch how fast your perspective changes.