I’m a terrible over-thinker. My brain rarely switches off – I liken it to the rolling credits at the end of a film. I often spend so much time worrying about how I’m going to get stuff done instead of just planning my time, prioritising and getting on with it!
When you are confronted with a huge to-do list it is easy to become overwhelmed but it’s rare for everything to be equally urgent.
Whether it’s daily or weekly, taking a little bit of time to plan your priorities really does take some of the stress out of it.
We all have jobs we hate doing (mine is filing) but if you avoid them, they just get bigger and bigger and you want to do them less and less.
So tip 1: start with the jobs you hate. Get them out of the way and free up your time for what you love to do! And you know what, it probably won’t take you half as long as you expected.