I consider myself a fairly organized person. Here is where my systems get messed up though. When I’m so overwhelmed with tasks, I just don’t know where to begin. I’ve tried to work my to do list, when it gets too big though I have a tendency to ignore the list and then just approach tasks as they come in. I end up handling the new tasks extremely quickly, but the older tasks keep gathering dust on my lonely to do list.
What did I finally have to do to solve this scenario? GET HELP! I decided that I was not longer able to appropriately handle my task list for my new business Blogger’s Helpdesk. The list kept growing, and I was starting to let my clients down. I finally hired some help to get me through the growing pains of my new business.
Sure as tasks came in, I could have written them on my to do list, and continue to ignore them. Now I have someone I’m accountable to (not just my clients, but someone who I can be in contact with, and help me check items off my list). When I finally trained her on everything I needed her to do for me a huge weight was lifted from my shoulders. Things that have been weighing on me for a long time, because I just lacked the time to get everything I needed to do done in the course of a day.
So sometimes, to get your tasks done, you need to tell someone the tasks you have on your plate. It makes you just a little bit more accountable for accomplishing your tasks instead of just seeing your to do list grow and grow!