There are certain times of the year when it can feel like we don’t have a great sense of our schedule and our routines. Back-to-school is one of those times for me, and this year with COVID-19 it feels worse than ever.
That’s why I set a mantra for this time to keep me from dwelling in the overwhelm. Instead of looking at and focusing on the list of things I can’t control or don’t have power to change, I am going to organize the heck out of the things I can. Organize; Don’t Agonize.
What those things are may be different for each of us. Maybe it’s organizing a morning routine or an evening wind down. Maybe it’s organizing meal plans or healthy lunches to take to work. Maybe it’s organizing papers around the house or cleaning out your phone, streamlining.
It’s not as if we can ignore the list of things, but we are limiting how much space it takes up in our mind on a day-to-day basis. Start with a brain dump — get out all the things that are overwhelming or yet to be answered. Then, it’s easier to keep them in perspective, and we don’t need to dwell on them all the time. We can take steps as we are able; cross things off as we go.
For my full plan to organize; don’t agonize, check out my video:
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