Write down all the things that go through your head. You will see they are not that many.
When you think of the same things over and over, you feel overwhelmed. But when you write them down on a piece of pape you realize the volume of your to-dos is much more manageable.
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Scheduling your day won't take you long and will be a substantial anxiety reliever.
The day ahead won't overwhelm you and you will be able to focus and enjoy it.
We assume that the amount of productive output we create is directly proportional to the number of hours we input. But the truth is that most thoughtful, brain-intensive work does not unfold like this. The only work that is linear is really basic, repetitive stuff.
Pick the 4-5 most important things in your life, and build your perfect life around those things, eliminating most of the rest if possible. Then plan and schedule the first steps to get there, starting today.
Plan your morning the night before and stick to your plan.
If a new task comes in that isn’t 100% urgent, designate a time that you’ll work on it uninterrupted or try to delegate the problem solving as much as possible until you have time to deal with it.