Y’all experienced times when “life” shows up. So if you’re feeling like a hot mess because you’re overwhelmed by a tight deadline, have a gazillion things on your “to-do” list, or you want to hop on the fast track, here are the four steps I use to get my Sh%& done!
1. Set a deadline A deadline makes it real and official. When you have a date, you can reverse engineer your process and set benchmarks in place when you will complete what by when.
Being crystal clear on what you are doing is critical. Without it, you will flail around like a fish out of water.
2. Eliminate the baggage Know what your essentials are – think “lean and mean” or “the meat and potatoes.” These are bare bones of what absolutely must get done. All the “wants” and “nice to have” must go out the window and get out of the way.
Your focus has to be strictly on the essentials and the essentials only! (No excuses unless you like feeling like a hot mess ;) ) If you have time at the end, you can always revisit these items, but if it's making you cray, toss them!
3. Cocoon time When you know the time frame you have to complete something, remove all distractions and obstacles that will get in your way. That means rescheduling and moving things around in your schedule to make time to twerk…JK…I meant Work!
Turn off your texts, emails and whatever else you have an inclination that distracts you. Remember, it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than ask for permission. Give yourself permission to get your ish together and focus on YOU!
4. Make it fun! Make sure you set your mood to enjoy yourself and to enjoy the process. It’s the worst to feel exhausted, frustrated, pissed off and be in a bad mood the entire time you’re getting Sh%& done.
Most importantly, you won’t enjoy the results because you won’t put out your best quality of work or the best quality of you in your work.
Do whatever you have to do to make it fun for you. Whether it’s blasting some music or giving yourself a reward once you’re done. Remind yourself to, “Don’t worry…be happy.”
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