In our discussion, we got down to the nitty-gritty - it is the fact that when we are not organized, it always feels like we are starting from scratch - like the never-ending Groundhog Day scenario.
What are a few ways we can avoid this overwhelming feeling of panic:
- get organized - I know, easier said than done! in the last 6 months I have focused on testing out online tools, apps and cloud solutions that could help me get better at staying organized. Let's face it, most of us can get organized, it's building the habit that needs the work. Let me know if you would like me to share my tools with you - they are working!
- get help - have the right people doing the work for you. This makes sense, even if pennies are being pinched, you need to focus on doing what you do best...let others do the same for you. The sense of relief is awesome, as well as the opportunity to have new ideas enter into your business.
- get some peace - take a breath every morning before you jump in and do what bothers you the most. Once this is out of the way, the rest seems to lead to a more peaceful day (many call this the 'eat that frog' scenario). The conclusion to this is to check off everything you did today or make a list so that you can see that you are moving forward
Last - and certainly not least - STOP comparing what you do to what everyone else does. You are unique. You work in a different way. Your goals are your own. Some people are morning people, some are not. The sooner we each face this reality, the better off we will be and the 'everyday is Monday' will no longer create panic but allow us to embrace what we are working on in this moment.