Our son, Trey, flew back to Los Angeles last Sunday for a summer holiday with his friends. It was great to have him home. The next time we see him will be Christmas.
Onto today’s topic …
Our life has become extremely busy. Julie has received a promotion in her work and has gone full time. It used to be great when she was part-time and was able to help out in our office.
My work has gone crazy. I am booked out around two weeks ahead and do contract work for a company in Adelaide one day a week.
I also have courses and products I want to revamp and promote. Then there’s all the book work and phone calls that go with running a business.
Add to that an office and lawns and garden to maintain as well as our domestic duties at home.
It can all become overwhelming. So much to do, so little time to do it.
It’s easy to find yourself in this situation.
I recently felt my nervous system becoming edgy and this warns me all is not well.
It was time to make some changes.
The first thing I did was make a list of all the things that needed to be done.
The next step was to decide HOW I was going to get the jobs done.
What jobs could I delegate or pay someone to do?
I need help with my social media for work so have re-hired my virtual assistant on a part-time basis.
Another job was to put into the diary weekly jobs that need to be done. This frees up time and ensures the job will be done – even to walking the dog! Yep, through diarising this, I have to commit to it. Otherwise, it’s in my head and I deal with the most pressing, the most fun or the easiest item to do and the other jobs are forgotten.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed.
When you feel the world is caving in on you, take a step back and itemise what is going on. You will be amazed at how quickly you are able to place everything in perspective.
You’ve got this.