Sunday, May 2, 2010

What to do when I have so much to do and so little time

So you have tons of things to do
more and more are piling
and there seem to be not enough time to finish them all
you're basically ovewhelmed !!

what to do ?

most of us would try to get out of it
try to escape from it, to postpone, to do it later

guess what..... doing it later doesn't make it easier
and it burdens you.... you may not think about it when you're watching TV/going out aka postponing
but it's there...... you feel guilty about not doing it and then there's more to do so you get stressed out more.
am i right ?

and doing it later doesn't make it go away either.
it won't vanish into thin air,
nobody else is gonna do it for you
so.... you have to eventually do it....
so delaying it won't do you any good because in the end, u realize that u just got more work to do and it's just adding stress to you.

so Here's what you should do :

1. Start doing it !!
yup... just do what you can.... start small... baby step right...
Know that you can't do it all at once, so you start by doing what you can
Don't think about the total amount of work you've got lined up for you.
Just focus on what you can do right now
Calm down, and
Do efficiently, Do your best and Don't rush it.
Just do the best that you can.
Hey.... you might as well enjoy the process :)
and by actually doing your To-Do-List / Work / Homework / Projects / etc etc, you feel good about yourself, you feel like you've accomplished something.... yup...there's more to do, but you feel good that you've done some of it.

“Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
St. Francis of Assisi

2. There'll always be unexpected things to do that will just add up to your" overwhelming" pile of work.
Be it the weather, a strike, earlier deadline, someone got a fever, etc etc
Don't stress out, stressing out is useless.....
Just do your best, efficiently.....
If it seem impossible, then try.... just try....
Take things lightly.... they're just small challenges that makes the journey more exciting
adrenaline rush, right ? ;p
sucks sometimes, but not all bad :)

3. Get help
(what ? u mean help from the experts? ;p ... no...)

if you can, ask for assistance from friends and families,
(swallow that pride...uhuh...)
Sometimes asking for help from others actually makes others feel good about themselves, yup...they feel good from helping you....It's just how it is....
Ask yourself, when you help someone out of their problem, How do you feel ?
Does that make you feel like you're a good person ?
Does that make you feel better about yourself ?
It does, doesn't it.
So...when you're stuck and really feel like you need help, go and ask for help :) it's okay....
just don't abuse the situation and ask for needless help.... that's annoying ;p

4. Know when it's time to rest
Don't push yourself too far
If you get sick.... you won't be able to do anything for days....
so Be smart, Work your best, but know when to rest and Rest !!

There it is....
Now Deep Breath .....
Face the world with a calming confidence :)
You can do it !