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Talk about Time & Task Management and making decisions about what must get done, and what would be nice to do, this last month has been a challenge for me. I am no stranger to the challenges we all face. Too much to do, not enough time to get it 'all' done.
I’ve been quite busy lately, working with clients, picking at some projects for fall, finding some time to get artistically creative, supporting my partner in his recent efforts, and even enjoying some time on my rollerblades and going for long walks this summer, which all feels great. I certainly am not getting 'everything' done, yet the most important things are my top priority.
Being as busy as I have been, it has been hard to stay focused on some of the bigger projects I have on my desk. Like making more videos, finishing my new ‘Tiger’ coaching program, writing up a new corporate restructuring package, the list goes on! Yet I do try to live by the same guidelines I share with my clients, associates and friends. ‘Cut yourself some slack and don’t be afraid to say no and defer some non-urgent tasks until you have more time and energy to work on them.’
Gosh, have you noticed how long it’s been since I sent my last Tidy Times? Well that’s because I still do all the work to produce these and when I get busy, this task gets the backburner. Besides, I figure you may love getting the news yet a break for summer is probably welcomed.
So many times we try to do too much, I am no exception. Yet I am good at taking time to regroup, reassess, cross a few things off and get to work on the things that must be done. I also always make an effort to stay upbeat about things, despite problems that appear in front of me. It is my philosophy is that the best choice is to choose to be happy in spite of challenges faced.
Today's message is that you can beat yourself up for all the things you didn’t get accomplished, which you probably never had time for in the first place. Or you can make a choice to keep working on your dreams, doing your best to make time for what really matters, and except that you cannot control everything or get everything done perfectly all the time. Just do your best, keep taking the small step towards your goal, and reward yourself along the way!
Today, I found the time to send this note to you and to regroup on some of my projects and that feels great.
I would love to know about your successes too.
What did you get done this month that you feel good about?
What challenges have you had to face and what kinds of prioritizing have you had to do to make sure the important stuff was done?
Is there anything that I can help you with, in the months to come, that will help you have more success in the future?
And what rewards have you been giving or plan to give yourself for your successes?
Please leave a comment to share!
To your success!
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