Ever had one of those days where, in your head, the number of tasks to complete appears to outweigh the time available? We all go through this at some point, but how can you deal with it?
One option is ‘head in the sand’ and jut plough on its what your memory says needs doing first.
Another option is to take some time to review your tasks and review agains priority and ongoing tasks.
I recently went through this process and ended up limiting all my clients and the amount of time I spend on them monthly. I then added time for my own company admin and even time for lunch breaks.
This showed that, even allowing for travel time, I have enough time each week to do everything I need to.
This was good news for my panicked, overloaded mind.
My next step was to create a quick visual to show what work I can do and when. This was only an high level view as, apart from a couple of clients who I visit on specific days, no week is the same.
This has helped me come up with a strategy for planning my weeks.
In addition to this I use Asana to track all my tasks. It is a great tool to use to help track projects, one off and repeating tasks. It is also free to use or up to 10 members.
Having completed this review, and put a task tracker in place, I now feel that I can handle my current or load. I also now have a way of identifying when the work load is becoming too much, and I need to get some help, before it becomes too stressful.
How do you plan and manage your time? Would love to know your top tips and apps that you use.