Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Why You Must Get Everything Out Of Your Head

In the membership area today, I posted a video about how I am working on my daily review checklist. I view the checklist as the key component to a stress free life. Here's why. Most of the time, I spend time thinking about work, even when I am not working. The reason is because I work for myself for the most part.

But because I am responsible for a lot of different types of tasks, it's also a burden because I never ever quite felt like work was done. My solution to this problem was to take each day and figure out exactly what done would look like for a particular day if I got everything done that I wanted to.

The idea being that if I had the perfect day and got everything I wanted to do done, then when I had free time, I wouldn't feel guilty about not thinking about work.

Here's what I did. I started writing down everything that I did or that I wanted to do. All the tasks no matter how routine. I started putting them in order that optimized the energy it took to get them done. Because I did this, I found that I didn't have that nagging voice in my head reminding me to remember to do something.

It's important to realize that in order to focus on being in the moment, that you not focus on other parts of your day. Spend time studying all of the things you do and start putting them down on paper. Start with a daily checklist. Get that routine in the form of a checklist that you can start working on.

Once you do that, you'll find that you'll start defining your day and then before you know it, you will start defining your life.

Start taking action!

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