What To Do When Life Gets On Top Of You – 3 Steps To Getting Back In Control

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We all have days, weeks or even months sometimes when life just feels a bit too busy! We have a million and one things to do but the list just seems to get bigger and bigger and we go into overdrive trying to keep on top of it all, so it is really important to know when and how to get back in control. See below my 3 steps for doing just that…

Take a step back

The first thing you want to do is just stop!! You may have a million things to do but you have to take a step back to be able to look at things from a fresh and clear perspective before moving forward, otherwise, things will continue on exactly as they are. I’m not suggesting you stop immediately, but set aside a day or evening to sit down and go over everything you have on your plate, delegate and prioritise. Go on…put a date in the diary now!

Make lists

You probably already write to do lists but there are strategies to list making that can really help with organisation. See below my weekly organiser printable, available via my Etsy shop which can help you plan your weekly to do’s and daily tasks. By writing your jobs down like this it will not only make everything seem more manageable but it also helps you focus on the task at hand.

One thing at a time

What I have come to realise over the last few months is how important it is to just slow down and focus on one thing at a time, and for that matter, take one day at a time. When you have a lot on your plate it is easy to think too far into the future and become completely overwhelmed by what we have ahead of us but by breaking it down by day or week it can actually make us more productive. Again, using my weekly organiser as mentioned above can really help you with this. Or why not create your very own organiser which you can tailor to your own timetable?

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I hope you have found this guide helpful and encouraging. Do you have any tips of your own for managing a busy schedule and keeping on top of things? Please feel free to share in the comments below…

L x

 

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  1. I love this post! I think it’s so easy to forget to stop and breathe at times. Making lists is definitely the way I deal with tasks as I can put them down into manageable amounts for each day!

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