February has been a crazy month. This past week was especially crazy, I was tired from the weekend before, and there were computer upgrades taking place at work which made things extra tiring.
Looking at the big picture, or the final goal can be terrifying. It can be overwhelming. It can seem impossible. But it doesn’t have to be.
When I’m stressed out I tend to answer all questions with the response “I can’t commit now, let me get back to you”. It pains me to say it, but the times I don’t use that phrase, and do give an answer, I usually regret that answer.
I managed to double book my Wednesday evening, thankfully the second person was willing to adjust, and thankfully I realized it right away, but I didn’t want it to come across as if I didn’t care. I do care. I just managed to have two opportunities on the same night.
When I’m stressed at my desk I start putting into action the “touch it once” rule. There’s no more shifting things from pile to pile. Instead, if you touch something, you have to deal with it. Then file it. Then move on to the next. There are things I prefer to do in a certain order, however, some days you’ve got to stop putting things “in order” and just get them done!
Personally, I will always favor taking things one step at a time.
What do you do to help yourself move forward? Do you make a plan of attack? Or do you just jump in and start doing things?