One of the biggest challenges I have with work/life balance is that I get overwhelmed quickly with my to-do list and I don’t know where to begin.
I started using the Eisenhower Matrix to better understand the work. This simple tool works! I begin every day by taking 5 minutes to list the things I need to accomplish and then place them in the matrix. Check it out:
A few thoughts:
1. Time Is Worth More Than Money. If you’re thinking that you don’t have anyone in which to delegate your work, consider things outside of work that you can delegate for a bit of $$. (IE can you pay an extra $5 to have your dry cleaning delivered?)
2. Important, But Not Urgent is where you achieve long-term goals. Try to get through your urgent and important work as quickly as possible so you can maximize your time on big projects.
3. Say No. I can’t stress this enough. One of the biggest reasons we get overwhelmed is that we say yes too much. Eliminate as much of your not important not urgent work as possible.
What do you do to avoid decision fatigue?
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