I recently read an article on Leo Babauta’s site about 5 Tips For When You Have Too Much To Do. In this article, Leo also talks about strategies to cope with the dreaded ‘too much to do’. He offers some great ideas to have an impact, for example, he again talks about doing ‘just one thing’. And I love that he also talks about choosing a task that has a lot of meaning for you.
You may have a lot of little things to do, like cleaning the kitchen, responding to e-mails, or other small tasks. He suggests using these small tasks as a break from doing the one more meaningful task. I really love this strategy, and besides, it even gives you a reason to avoid the dishes for a while!
Another great thought in this article is the idea to be happy where you are. That idea feels much better than worrying that there’s too much to do, and I’d rather just smile, and get done what I can.
“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.” – Leonardo da Vinci