Mental clutter happens to everyone regarding of profession or level of experience. This clutter hinders your productivity. And it strikes at the worst possible time, when there is a deadline something else important to do. I have three steps that will help you remove mental clutter and resume your productivity.
- Admit that you’re overwhelmed
Lying is the worst thing ever! Your mental clutter problem does not go away just because you ignore it! It only gets bigger.
- Pick one thing to focus on
Yesterday I was hit with a bout of mental clutter. I had all of these floating around in my head. There were:
- the mastermind homework,
- deciding whether to go to Fiverr to edit my book pdf down to a sample chapter to increase my email list
- writing copy for my email marketing campaign
- business development and,
- taking recruiter phone calls.
All of these swirling around had me frozen by indecision for hours. Then I decided to do one thing: decide that I would edit my book into a sample chapter myself instead of Fiverr. Picking that first had freed from my mental prison. I took one simple action; and, it was liberating! Immediately after editing the ebook, everything else fell into place. I wrote the email marketing copy and created the URL shortener. I also decided to drop the mastermind homework because it was due Friday.
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- Wash, rinse, repeat.
Keep doing #1 and #2 until you eradicate all of your mental clutter. Do not stop after removing one thing. The goal is to remove mental clutter completely.
Using these three steps will help you remove mental clutter, stop paralysis of analysis and create awesome results!
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Phenomena Corporation’s CEO Carla R Jenkins will host a FREE new upcoming time management YouTube Live webinar Friday, December 30, 2016 at 8pm EST. She feels that people are very receptive to her time management Periscope and Facebook Live. I have started working on December time management series because too many people overlook now for January. The time management series’ motto ‘Happy December. There is still plenty to do!’ Jenkins wants to end 2016 on a high note by helping as many people as possible time management techniques to make 2017 and beyond better!
I look forward to seeing you Friday, December 30, 2016!
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Here are the PositivityChange December Time Management Series Articles
Happy December, there’s still plenty to do:
Three Things to Do with Three Weeks Left:
Two Things to Do with Two Weeks Left:
Ten Things to Do in Ten Days
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I have just done a very powerful and timely Periscope today entitled ’45 Days Left, Make Them Count!’. Today is November 15th. There are still 45 more days left in 2016. We have 6 more weeks to get whatever you want done right now. Do not delay until 2017. Do it right now. Take full advantage of these remaining days to position yourself for a very strong 2017. Even if you have finished all of your 2016 goals, use these last 45 days towards testing out your 2017. Remember time is the one commodity that you cannot get back. Once time is spent, it is spent. Watch the video below:
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Here’s to a productive rest of 2016 and a prosperous 2017.
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Today is September 1st, the ninth month of this year. If you haven’t completed what you want to thus far, I have good news and bad news. First, the bad news: 2/3 of this year is gone. Now, the good news: 1/3 of this year is left and you can still accomplish your goals with four months remaining. You can divide your tasks into quarters. September is the 1st quarter. October is the 2nd quarter. November is the 3rd quarter. December 4th quarter. Prioritize your must have tasks by quarters. Next, fast-track and accelerate mandatory tasks during the 1st quarter (September) by doing more than one task at the same time. Fast-tracking would increase risks which is why you would develop a contingency plan to handle any potential bottlenecks. Monitor the fast-track items’ progress with biweekly reporting to determine if you need to reallocate your resources. Finally, create a monitoring schedule for October through December to complete the fast-track tasks before the end of this year. Following these steps will ensure that you can still complete your mandatory tasks in the final third of the year.