I can’t seem to turn my brain off. It just keeps going, processing and reminding me of all the things I need to get done! Ever happen to you?
Last spring Marlene and I made a decision to give our home an inside and outside facelift, but little did we know that the reno would drag out 12 months…
Having contractor after contractor in and out of our house constantly, the things to do list growing larger: decisions, colour changes, it’s out of stock-try back next week...OR just receiving the wrong order: Larry: “The doors I ordered that took 8 weeks to get here, are the wrong ones.” Door Guy: “Oh, our mistake. We will reorder and put a rush on it. It will be about 6 weeks for your new ones.”
According to David Allen (Productivity Guru) the mind works like this: It stores up all the things you need to do or are committed to doing, then constantly reminds you to do things at times when you cannot take action. That is where worry starts and energy is drained.
The solution: download your brain. Write down the things that need to get done. Write down things that irritate you (you need to get these things OUT of your head and on paper). Thinking about what needs doing, at inappropriate times, is the NUMBER 1 energy waster in the modern world today.
Step 1) What demands attention? Write it down
Step 2) Organize your pecking order of attack
Step 3) Take action
And when it hits the fan order yourself a café mocha valium vodka latte to go…
Your friends in the business,
Larry & Marlene