Feeling frazzled? Too much on your plate? Well, you are not alone! I have been there more often than I’d like to admit. I felt like I was running around in circles and nothing was getting done. If you have these moments then it’s time to take a step back and re-evaluate your situation. This wonderful saying always comes to mind when I find myself back at square one over and over again:
“You can’t keep doing the same things and expect different results”. It’s so true too. We get so comfortable in our ways even if they are not working to our greatest advantage. Somewhere along the way we need to break free of this rut and muster up the courage to change direction. This can apply to any aspect of your life or any project you are currently working on. I’m going to tell you how to increase productivity and break out of a rut.
I will give you an example. For me it’s meal planning and eating healthy. I’ve been struggling with this for a very long time. I’m not one of those people who enjoy cooking. I rather get in and out as quickly as I can. I’ve also taken a huge interest in nutrition and eating healthy. I have bought all of these books, bookmarked countless websites, pinned an endless number of pins, and also joined a few meal planning websites (some with their own meal planning software).
After about a 6 months or so I realized I have gotten NOWHERE! I have made lots of healthy switches, but I’m still not where I feel like I should be at this point. I have more nights a week where dinner time sneaks up on me and I have nothing to cook. Maybe my produce wasn’t ripe enough to use anymore or I simply forgot to start the crock pot meal that morning.
Can anyone relate? Well, I finally got down to the main problem. I am simply trying to do too many things at once! I need to step back and pick just one or two things and stick with those for a while. Instead of 3 meal plan sites, let’s only do one. Then instead of all those books (seriously guys, it’s a lot!) let’s just stick to one for now. Then check pins and websites once a week for 30 minutes.
Can you see the weight this takes off your shoulders? It also allows you to focus and actually get more done! If you are doing to many things at one time, then likely you will not find what you are looking for. Try instead to focus your attention down to smaller bits of the task at a time. Get those done and then move on. And again, this can apply to many situations in our lives. Has this happened to you in any area of your life? Be sure to read here about how you can use an effective notebook technique to help keep you organized!
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