Like many of us, I’ve always loved the concept of being structured and organized. Unfortunately, many of us often find ourselves in an overwhelmed, unproductive mess. Blame it on creative minds, ADD, procrastination, or whatever. It happens. We get distracted. We overcommit. We are constantly starting our plans over at square one.
We’ve tried a thousand calendar formats and schedules, trying to structure sanity and productivity into my life; still, after years of searching our quest for organization and productivity continues.
Often, our lives are filled with unpredictable whirlwinds swirling around us, demanding energy, begging for attention, and sucking the life out of our veins – and in our survival mode, nothing gets done.
Instead of becoming overwhelmed, trying to do everything all at once, consider trying a new drop-dead strategy for this time and season: One task a day. One joy a day.
That’s it. I know; it sounds like super low expectations. But it works. One task. One joy.
Perhaps today, choose to clean the bathroom and walk the dog by the creek. That’s it.
More than likely, you’ll find yourself getting other things done in between – dishes, calls, laundry. But if the day is too much and you don’t get any additional work accomplished, it’s likely the world will not stop spinning on its axis.
Try a new survival plan just for this difficult time and place. One task. One joy. A day.