I’ve had several conversations lately with women of all different ages and seasons who are feeling overwhelmed with all the things they need to do and all the things on their minds. And I’m right there with you. Even my hubby is suffering from overwhelm lately.
Today I’m going to share with you what I shared with him– my secret for emptying my brain of all tasks and thoughts so I can sort through them and stay sane. My secret is….wait for it…. a brain dump. It doesn’t sound very glamorous, I know, but it does work.
Whether you use paper, an app or a spreadsheet like this one, the key is to list everything you can think of from things to buy, things to research, errands to make, calls to make, home tasks, etc. Then once you have everything listed, look at it each morning and select the 3 most important tasks you need to tackle that day.
I can’t promise that you’ll ever get all of the tasks marked off the list, but at least this will keep you from forgetting what you need to do, and all your to-dos will be located in one place.
I use a spreadsheet to list all of my to-dos, and I’m sharing the template for you to download here. I also include a spot for my yearly goals and monthly goals because I want to make sure the important things I want to accomplish aren’t getting lost in the everyday chores. Feel free to take my format and make it your own.
If you have another way of organizing your to-do list, I would love to hear about it. What works best for you?