How to get things done!

How to get things done!

“I have too much to do.” Overwhelmed! Behind. Yes, I have a plan; but I got off track. I need help! Words & phrases we use far too often. Between family responsibilities, demands at work, and financial constraints, most of us are not at peace within our souls. Here are a few suggestions to keep you from going over the edge.

  1. STOP! First, you will have to quiet your soul, your heart rate, your busy schedule, & that jumbled glob of thoughts that rumble around in your mind. PLEASE, start by taking one hour alone in a quiet, comfortable place…, with tea.
  2. Pad of paper, pencil (not pen), or a laptop. List everything on your plate. Categorize—Family, Business, House (repairs?), Vision, Projects to complete.
  3. Pick ONE THING. FINISH IT!
  4. Pick something else. CUT IT. It can wait.
  5. Reshuffle. Realign your check-lists after you’ve thought through it for a while.
  6. Always allow EXTRA TIME to accomplish things. Remember, distractions will come!
  7. SHARE THE LOAD. If possible, surround yourself with people who can help. At work, hire; at home, friends & neighbors can get things done BETTER together.
  8. TAKE BREAKS. Do not try to get everything done at once; you’ll wear yourself out.
  9. Fight to stay ON TRACK.

It is quite difficult to maintain focus in this era of over commitment and over-work. Leading a simpler life is not possible (or desirable) for everyone. But we do have a responsibility to manage what is on our plate. God has given us certain things to do on this planet and we must be about getting them done. MAKE a DIFFERENCE. Ergo, one more suggestion—

  1. GET OUTSIDE YOURSELF. Help someone else with their list.

Have a nice week,

Gary

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