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Daily Basics

Sometimes, you sit and stare at your computer--overwhelmed by the sheer amount of stuff you need to do.  How are you ever going to get it done?

Well, you know what?  You won't.  As soon as you get this stuff done more stuff will follow.  In fact, the more you do, the more people will give to you to do--or that you'll notice can get done.  

So what do you do?

1) Accept that you can only do the best you can--and that you have limits.

2) Your health and wellbeing needs to come first, because it supports your ability to do everything else. 

3) Do one thing each day from the following categories:

 

  • Make progress on a longer term project.
  • De-risk yourself by eliminating something that could trip you up later--pay a bill, address a conflict, or get the answer to a question whose answer you're relying on for something important.
  • Do something to make someone else happy.
  • Do something to get your heart rate up or to make you stronger... or just go for a walk.
  • Practice relaxing and letting your mind drift.
  • Be vulnerable to someone.
  • Get something off your plate that you hate doing, but you have to.
  • Turn off phone and e-mail for a little while... or turn off the computer completely and go draw in a book or on a whiteboard.
  • Talk to someone who inspires you.
  • Write.
  • Delegate something to someone else.
  • Say no to something.  
  • From Mike Chan: "Do/read/watch something that makes you laugh"

 

Got any others to be added to the Daily Basics?

 

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