Manhattan offices of Moda Operandi, Architectural Digest, photo by Joshua McHugh
Let me guess, you procrastinate sometimes. Ya, me too. Sometimes I just need the full-on pressure to get certain things done, but when I look back at the things I continue to put off, it seems like sometimes those are the things that I should just say no to doing in the first place. They are usually the things that give me anxiety, and that’s usually because I just never want to let anyone down. I always want every client, or any one I’m ever working with in any capacity to be happy and satisfied about the experience. Maybe that’s just putting wayyyy too much pressure on myself? Ya probably. Regardless of whether I want to actually do the things I get myself into I do need to get them done.
Here are 7 of my tactics for getting those things done more efficiently each day.
1. Make a list of 5 things you want to accomplish each day.
Yes, limit this list to 5 things.
2. Make this list at the end of your workday each day for the following day.
I find that if I’m thinking about what I’m going to be working on the next day, I cannot fall asleep or focus on anything else for the evening.
3. Do the thing you really don’t want to do first thing in the morning.
Then everything else seems easy and boom that one thing you really don’t want to do is done, and you won’t be dreading it all day. This relieves a lot of anxiety for me. Just cross it off bright and early. Continue reading…