Many Tasks and Little Time — Templates Help You Get Things Done

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Many tasks? Templates help.

When you have many tasks and little time, it’s easy to slip into overwhelm.

And, unfortunately, once you start feeling overwhelmed, you’re even less likely to get to the many tasks that keep piling up. Overwhelm slows you down. It’s like static that takes up space in your head and makes decisions much more difficult than they need to be.

Time doesn’t stop for anyone, and as we in the Northern Hemisphere move toward autumn and the leaves color and crisp, there’s no denying that winter is on its way. And for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s spring that is drawing near, with the many tasks that transition involves.

How templates help…

Templates offer a place for you to capture patterns and speed the completion of many of the routine tasks that you frequently perform. Many tasks lend themselves to templates. Basically, you maintain a record of the steps involved in routine tasks.

This saves you from having to re-invent the wheel each time you approach one of these tasks.

Seasonal chores, like yard work and spring-cleaning, also go much more smoothly when you prepare ahead of time. In fact, templates are often even more useful for these tasks. That’s because they are complete less frequently, so the details are probably harder to retain over time.

Many tasks? Templates lighten the load…

Try creating a template that walks you through each step of one or two of your major seasonal projects.  The first step might include assembling the necessary supplies. Wherever your beginning point is, start there and carry yourself straight through to the final wrap-up.

To make the process easier to record and adapt, keep your template on your computer. Review, reflect, update your template right after you’ve finished your task.  That way what you learn from experience is immediately incorporated and ready for you to benefit from when you next use your template.

Seasonal templates increase your efficiency. 

If you’re like me, you may not remember from year-to-year what worked well for a particular project.  And they also help you avoid the potholes and pitfalls that tripped you up the last time you completed the task.

Seasonal templates save you from repeating mistakes, as well as helping you remember, in May, the great shortcut that you discovered in September.

So, how do you use templates now, in your daily life? 

How will you adapt your process and create templates for ongoing use?

Here’s more help with templates…

Your life is busy. Whether it’s seasonal changes, work, vacation planning, or unpredictable events that intrude, you’re making decisions from the time you wake up to the moment you go to bed. And I don’t mean life-changing decisions. Most often, they’re the small, everyday choices — often pretty much the same choices over and over.

You might think that having choices would always be a plus. But in reality, too many choices can be exhausting. You might not even notice, because they are often so small. But all the decisions drain you and slow you down, sapping energy that you could be applying to other things.

So today I want to share my newest E-Guide with you. It gives you tools for easing ‘decision fatigue’ and helps you make the most of your time. It’s powerful, practical, and it absolutely works.

Just click the link below and discover what Transforming Your Time and Life with Templates has to offer you.

Let’s explore time together…

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