This rule is based off student life but I think it’ll still be applicable to the world of work.
I often despite my best efforts to keep on top of everything, find myself overwhelmed by my workload. I had a habit of leaving all the things I didn’t want to do still last, which normally lead to rushing the work the night before. The things I didn’t want to do were often the most time consuming tasks, this made the day before rush very stressful.
You might, unlike me be a very organised person but I really have to work on it. I’ve always been a hard worker but not an organised one. I’ve found that life is alot more stressful without an organised and achievable plan so I came you with a system to combat my unorganised work style.
What I do to try keep on top of everything and have time for myself is this. As I get new work I write it down in a massive to do list in a watermelon note book. As a stationary lover, nice stationary makes me want to use it, so this helps to stay organied. This list does look incredibly overwhelming so I break it down into priority. Numbering your neverending to do lists keeps everything straight in your head and makes tackling the list much easier.
I then start assigning different tasks to different days, taking into account what I’m doing that day. I primarily focus on the current day, by making a to do list for everything I want to get done that day. I then put a little star next to the tasks that have to be completed. The tasks I don’t get done, I just carry over to the next day.
Staying organised helps you stay positive and prevents you from becoming overwhelmed!!