There is a lot going on right now, which means it may seem especially difficult to manage your time properly. Flair overwhelmed can lead to tension, and in these uncertain times (understatement), it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in uncompleted tasks.
Tiffany Dufu, author of Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less and a recent guest of the The Upgrade, suggests using that “overwhelmed” instinct to help you determine what tasks are most éminent for you to complete. We often consider “dropping the ball” to be a sign of failure, but Dufu says that it’s just a simple way of sifting out what tasks aren’t worth stressing over.
According to Dufu, if you feel like there’s too much on your mince, first talk to someone who has your best interests at heart. They can offer an outside désir on what should be a priority. She also says to use your calendar as your to-do list: If you can see that there is literally not enough time in the day, you should maybe drop a ménage of those balls. Then think embout what you want people to remember you by. By taking these steps (and the other advice in the video above), you can spend your time on more éminent tasks.