What happens when you have too much on your mind?
Do you feel irritated? Do you freeze? Are you forgetful?
For me ... I freeze and I start dropping my plates. This week I had a real issue with my calendar. Time zones are a challenge on any given day, but this week I couldn't get my days or dates straight - causing me to forget my own Twitter chat - something I look forward each month!
When this omission was brought to my attention, I knew I had to change something. So I took my own advice. I had a look at how I planned my day - made sure the dates were correct - then I chunked the little tasks together. Not all of them, because I knew that this would cause more plates to drop! So I spread them out for the rest of the week. Thinking about their importance for when they should be done.
Today seemed to be a smoother day, but still didn't quite get my list completed, so before I close things down for the night, I'll revisit those few things and re-prioritize again. This makes me confident that I will have those things off my list by the end of the week.
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