Friday, February 22, 2013

When a lot is going on and everything seems chaotic, maybe the problem is that you are trying to focus on everything at once.  This almost never achieves the desired result!

In order to begin to make sense of everything, you have to create a starting point.  What would you like to fix first?  Think of it like this:  What bothers you the most, or what would make you feel the best if it were done?

Once you decide what you want to accomplish first, you can begin to create a plan and a strategy to start, and then keep going.

First things first.  If something is working for you, don't fix it.  We only want to fix the problem areas.  Later, if you want, you can upgrade the things that are working.  Example: you may want to go from a paper calendar to an electronic calendar.

There are some things that can't be fixed (for example, if you have four children in a 2 bedroom house, you just have to work around it.) Just acknowledge those,and focus on the things you can do something about.


Write three lists:

1. Already working (anything that's working - you want to start with the positive)
2. Things that can't be fixed (you don't want to waste time on things that can't be fixed right now)
3. The things you'd like to work on.

This helps you establish the scope of the problem, and gives you perspective.

Have a terrific day!

Marsha Sims

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