We’ve all been there. The list of things to do has grown so enormous that it’s second only to the mounting dirty dishes in the kitchen sink! When things get this bad it becomes paralyzing. There is so much to do that nothing gets done.
It’s times like this when you need to chunk. Take 10 minutes. Make a list – highlight the items on the list that are most time sensitive. Get yourself a cup of tea and do the first most important thing on the list.
That’s the only thing you have to do right now. Don’t even let yourself THINK about all the other things. Bang that first most important thing out in spite of everyone else who is waiting for their project. In spite of knowing a neighbor might pop in and see the state of your house. Just do it!
I bet it takes you less then an hour.
Next… Look at the list of priorities. Not the whole list. Just the highlighted items. Which one is the quickest to do? Do that one.
Now in probably an hour you have completed two critical items.
Pat yourself on the back. The momentum you just created will help you to conquer your list. Make sure to take time after each item to breathe deeply and celebrate!