fbpx

5 Ways To Organize A Busy Week

Feb 20, 2024 | Business, Mindset

Life can be chaotic and overwhelming. We all need to take time to stop, calm down and take a deep breath. Everything can feel as though it is rushing past us, and we can often feel like we don’t have any control.

Before you know it, the weekend has arrived, and the entire week has been a surreal, stressful blur. You can, however, take control and organize your week so it is more relaxed.

Look at these simple tips to start managing your own time effectively and getting some normality back into your schedule.

How to organize a busy week:

Buy a journal. This may seem like an obvious step, but as busy people, we are always taking mental notes and storing them in the back of our minds, promising ourselves that we will tackle them at some point. Why not get them out of your head by physically writing them down in a journal?

  • Buy a journal that suits you. There are tons of custom designs online, or you could be extra creative and decorate one that speaks to your personality. You’ll be more likely to use a diary properly if you feel connected to it and you want to pick it up.
  • Use a physical journal to write down notes and schedule appointments. The physical act of writing an appointment down will likely make you remember your appointments more and may help to reduce stress.

Use a whiteboard. Get a whiteboard for your kitchen, or for an area where you spend a lot of time, and write down different tasks that you need to complete.

  • Use different colors for different tasks. You will find yourself remembering what you need to do every time you glance at the whiteboard. It might also be less overwhelming as the thoughts won’t constantly be racing around in your mind.

Make a list and prioritize your tasks. If you have multiple jobs or a busy social calendar, it may be hard to keep track of everything at once. While a diary and a whiteboard will help, strategizing and putting your ideas down in order or priority can create a tidier mind.

  • Consider what needs to be done first and what you can put off for a while. Organize your tasks in order of absolute priority and consider financial benefits, personal gain, and which tasks are stressing you out the most.
  • Remember, getting the stressful tasks out of the way first frees up time for more enjoyable ones.

Factor in some downtime. Even if your week is packed to the brim full of activities and time, factor in some time to do something you enjoy. Schedule it in to make sure you get time to yourself.

  • Whether you enjoy a relaxing bath or indulge in your favorite television show, having some time to yourself breaks up your stressful week and gives you time to reset and look forward to something you want to do.

Create a tick list! This is quite a simple tip, but one that many people find effective. Simply writing down everything you need to do and then ticking off the different jobs as you progress through them will make you feel more in control.

  • The physical act of removing a job from your list will give you satisfaction and control as you see the job list slowly decreasing. You’ll feel more in control and gain a real sense of achievement.

Life doesn’t have to be overwhelming. While it’s true that sometimes, we can’t eliminate busy periods from our lives, we can do our best to manage them and take back control.

Hi there, I'm Jennifer.

 

My guess is you are thinking about starting a business but have no idea how to get going, or you have a business but are stuck or frustrated in an area of your business or maybe you stumbled across my podcast?

Whatever path you took to find me, I’m so glad you’re here! This website is packed with tips on how to start, run and grow your business in style.

Pros and Cons of Neurodivergent Entrepreneurship

Ultimately, the decision to pursue entrepreneurial endeavors as a neurodivergent individual lies with you, but being aware of both the pros and cons ensures that you weigh all factors as you decide on the right path. The journey may be difficult sometimes, but don’t let fear stop you from following your dreams. Who knows where it could lead?

3 Effective Strategies To Use When You’re Overwhelmed

When you’re feeling overwhelmed, it’s important to come up with an effective strategy to help you get past that state. Overwhelm causes paralysis, which in turn makes you feel even worse for not getting anything done. It’s a vicious cycle. Today...

Relationships Have Seasons- What Season Are You In?

Our lives move through seasons, so it makes sense that our relationships do too. Each time our lives and priorities shift, our relationships must follow along. Additionally, with each new season, some connections start to fade, become obsolete or...

How to Overcome Weaknesses to Succeed as a Neurodivergent Entrepreneur

Being neurodivergent is both a challenge and an opportunity for entrepreneurs,
depending on how you approach it. People with neurodivergence often have unique
perspectives, strengths, and weaknesses they use to their advantage when launching a
business. While there are many advantages associated with being neurodivergent as an
entrepreneur, some challenges must be faced to succeed.

How to Make the Most of Time Blocking as A Neurodivergent Entrepreneur

As a neurodivergent entrepreneur, utilizing time blocking is a great way to keep yourself
on track and organized. This method lets you focus on one task at a time while
monitoring all upcoming projects, increasing productivity and focus throughout the day.
Here are five ways neurodivergent entrepreneurs can make full use of this tool:

Why a Positive Customer Experience is Crucial to Marketing Success

Believe it or not, customer service and marketing are not two separate entities. If you
think they are, you’re making a huge mistake. A positive customer experience is crucial
to marketing success and can be the difference between your business thriving or just
surviving.

Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?

Everyone has multi-faceted lives. We are part of a family, a work environment, and the community at large. We manage friendships and other relationships every day. Keeping the peace and wanting to be seen as a team player might make it hard to be genuine.

3 Indicators You Need to Consider Change

While some people are very self-aware and know when they are feeling unfulfilled, most people do not. They experience symptoms of being unfulfilled . . .

Negativity is a Habit That Can Be Broken

Negativity is a habit and like any habit – good or bad – it can be broken. All habits are formed and broken by repetition. The more you do something… consciously or not… the more likely you are to keep doing it. Luckily, you can stop a habit by becoming aware and replacing the habit with a new behavior.

How to Cross-Sell Effectively to Build Long-Term Customer Loyalty

There is a common misconception that cross-selling or up-selling creates negative
experiences for customers, leaving them feeling like they are being taken advantage of.
However, done correctly, cross-selling leads to higher customer satisfaction and long-
term loyalty. Cross-selling is the process of offering a related product or service to a
customer who has already purchased an item. Presenting customers with relevant
additional items creates an opportunity to boost sales and strengthen customer
relationships.