Here’s the simple beauty of using a calendar to manage everything on your plate:
It becomes pretty obvious pretty quickly when you’re trying to do too much.
On the flip side, when you use to-do lists, post-it notes, phone notes apps, and email to manage your to-do’s – well, it’s weirdly easy to think you can “just squeeze something in.”
And before you know it, you’ve convinced yourself you can get an objectively unreasonable amount of stuff done in a day.
When you don’t get it all done, you beat yourself up – even though there was NO POSSIBLE WAY you (or anyone, btw) could have gotten all of that done in the first place.
When you ditch the to-do lists for my Bright Method, you leverage your calendar to help you get realistic about how you’ll get it all done.
This can be frustrating at first. We WANT to get more done in a day, so it’s hard to give up those urges (even though they lead to defeat every night).
But it’s incredibly powerful once you play through the initial frustration.
You start going to bed proud of what you got done – not fixated on what you didn’t.
You understand your capacity in a whole new way, empowering you to protect your boundaries at work – with confidence this time.
And you understand where you need help at work and at home and know specifically what to ask for (which helps you actually get the help you need).
When it comes to managing your time and to-do’s, getting realistic is powerful.
Make sure you’re using a system that empowers you with the information to be realistic. And if you want my help getting there, check out my six-week time management program by clicking here. I’d be honored and thrilled to help.