Overflowing To-Do List? How to Fix That With 3 Quick Tips

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Help with your overflowing to-do list…

When you have an overflowing to-do-list, you face a formidable, and very common, challenge.

In that situation, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

But don’t give in.

It generally helps to take a deep breath and accept that, quite often, an overflowing to-do list is a simple fact of life. You’ve often got lots of tasks with lots of details on your plate. And an added complication may be that some of the tasks are sequential and time-sensitive.

Were it ever even possible to work 24/7, it still would feel like you couldn’t get everything finished. And meanwhile, if you tried to push through and accomplish more than is reasonably possible, your efficiency and productivity would surely suffer — not to mention your health and quality of life.

Overflowing To-Do List? 3 Timely Tips:

In situations like this prioritizing becomes an absolute necessity, as does the use of time boundaries. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Create a prioritized list of tasks and temporarily drop non-essential tasks from your to-do list.  They can be picked up again once you feel like your head is above water again. For now, they simply add to the stress level.
  • Set and maintain time boundaries to stay focused on the tasks that are at the top of your prioritized to-do list. These boundaries don’t only help you stay focused — they also help you keep from feeling overwhelmed.
  • Use a timer to implement and maintain your time boundaries. This, too, helps with focus. It also encourages you to let go of tasks that may not be perfect but are good enough.

Don’t stop; keep going.

When you have a lot on your plate, it is very important to prioritize, have boundaries about your time, and keep yourself moving.

It’s also helpful to remind yourself that you won’t always be this busy. Keep in mind that your overflowing to-do list is a time-limited challenge. Plan a reward for yourself once you get through this span of time. That helps both as a motivation and as a validation of your efforts.

So, how do you find time when your to do list is too full? What will you do to help yourself with this challenge today?

Here’s something to consider…

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  • Set and maintain boundaries to enhance your productivity and, yes, make more money;
  • Recharge your energy so you have the time and freedom to do what you value and what you’d like to do in your life; and
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