So, how was your Easter break?
Did you really enjoy yourself or did you find it difficult to step away from your computer and really relax?
If you're like me, there may be times when you have so much on your plate that your mind just goes round and round — and you can't stop thinking about all that you have to do.
- Get that newsletter written.
- Revamp the autoresponder series.
- Review those 10 new products!
- Decide which products to promote.. and in what order.
- Backup the computer.
- Test the new software.
- Approve the MySpace friend requests.
- Review PPC campaigns.
- Etc., etc., and etc.
Blah, blah, blah and on it goes. Where she stops, no one knows.
Actually, it's essential that you do quiet the incessant inner chatter if you want to improve your focus, do your best work and increase your productivity.
When I find that my mind is restless (or spinning out of control) with my To-Do list, I take a page out of John Reese's book and do a ‘brain dump'.
It's simple. (For those who are kept awake at night thinking about their to-do list, this technique is especially effective.)
Grab a pen and paper and make a list of all the niggly tidbits that have been plaguing your brain over the last few days. When you're finished writing, file the list where you can find it again but can't see it from where you work.
Now you can choose ONE task to work on without worrying about all the other items on your list. Oh sure, they'll still be there when you check the list – but the good news is that they won't pester you in the meantime.
Improve your productivity and ultimately, your income – do a ‘brain dump'!