Prioritising our to do lists to combat overwhelm

A few weeks ago, I was feeling really overwhelmed, and realised I needed to make some changes, to make my life simpler and to put some systems in place to feel better held at work and in creating the life I would love.

I came up with a list of ways to make life a little simpler. Here are some suggestions that we hope might also help you:

  • The to do list in order

Start by listing all of the tasks that you must carry out. Next divide a big sheet of paper into four and put the tasks into the correct places from urgent and important, urgent not important (I find it amazing to realise where our priorities really are by adding this detail), followed by medium and low priority tasks. Try to balance the fun and the urgent tasks, but don’t let yourself be tempted by tasks you want to do versus the ones you need to do.

  • Plan rest periods

We need a re-boost every 90 minutes, so scheduling a change of scenery, energy and activity can really make a difference to how well we work. Try creating structures: times of the day for emails or creative tasks, including time for rest or to go to nature, and make these as important as the moments of work.

  • Be open and honest so you can embrace change

If you’re really ready for a big change, you’ve got to be honest with yourself about what your heart truly desires. Have a physical, emotional and mental clear out.

  • Make a list about what matters to you most

This could be family, friends, money, health. It could be a goal you’re working towards such as a promotion, or getting out of debt. This is now your priority and if you want to add new things to your list of what matters to you most, you should question first if it negatively effects your 3 goals, if it does, maybe you should reconsider adding this into your life, and also why you are adding it.

  • Truly create from your genius

My own to do list only passes if I have seen the end result in my land of plenty: a meditative state to connect with what my heart desires. Find out more about and create your own land of plenty at Maya Gandaia.

Crystals that help with sleep

We spend most of the day busy, moving from one place to the next, ticking off the to do list. By the time night time comes and we stop to unwind, sometimes the opposite happens, and our brain starts to process the events of the day and that little thing that niggled at you earlier that you didn’t have time to think about whilst you were distracted with the ‘to do’… now that event is going around and around in your head…

To calm the mind, we have to calm the body and soul, we need to come back to homeostasis… to become one with nature, and to do this we have to heal our energy. Here are some crystals and how their properties can help us find stillness:

  • Moonstone

Moonstone is perfect for easing negative thoughts. Moonstone reduces our emotional stress, decreases our anxiety and promotes feelings of peace.

  • Rose Quartz

Rose Quartz is known for its positive healing energy, and can bring on feelings of love and satisfaction.

  • Howlite

Howlite Crystals have a calming energy that helps reduce tension and insomnia. Place the crystal under your pillow and feel the relaxing energy rising up and helping you drift off.

  • Amethyst

Sleeping with this crystal deepens our sleep and helps the brain attune to calmness and positivity. Amethyst also purifies our aura, ignites the crown chakra and sets us on a path to divine wisdom.

  • Lepidolite

Lepidolite brings feelings of self-love, happiness and appreciation whilst also soothing and calming the soul.