Feeling overwhelmed by your to-do list? Well, here is an important technique for reducing the stress that comes with a long list of stuff to do, at home and at work.
Focus on three things at a time.
Your brain doesn’t like long lists. Reduce the length of the list and you will feel lighter and much more motivated.
Action – On a piece of paper, write down just 3 things from your long to-do list that you are prepared to focus on for the next time frame, whether that’s an hour, day, week, whatever. Place your longer list away in a drawer until all 3 tasks are complete.Then, take another 3, again hiding what’s left of the longer list.
You see, focusing on three activities will give you a sense of confidence in your ability, and a feeling of accomplishment as the items get crossed off.
It’s fast, simple and very functional.