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.