Sometimes, you wake up in the morning thinking about all of the things you need to do at work today, and that can feel overwhelming, as if you don’t even know where to begin, or how you’re going to do it.
This might even prevent you from falling asleep the night before.
I’ll offer two ideas to alleviate:
First, invest 5 minutes the night before and write down, in order of priority, the top five (or so) most important tasks/projects that you need to work on.
Then, when you wake up, you’ll know exactly where to begin: with #1.
Do not do anything else except #1 first!
Second, and this can work in conjunction with the first, or, by itself, in case you have not done the previous nights’ ritual:
Ask yourself, what doesn’t need to be done today, or this morning. What can wait? What isn’t really that urgent? What can someone else do, or help me with? What can be removed completely?
There’s always something. Usually it’s more than one thing.
If you’ve got too much on your plate, something may need to go.
These are two simple tools to help you with focus and stress reduction.