How To Get Organised When Life Gets Overwhelming
Whether you are starting a business, a side hustle or are already in business; there are times where you feel so overwhelmed and unorganised.
We feel you.
You have so many roles within your business, career and home life; it's understandable. It is normal.
Our advice? Create a blend.
A blend takes away the pressure of what you ‘should be doing’ at a particular time of the day. When we start our own businesses, we sometimes forget that we do not have to adhere to the stereotypical 9-5pm anymore. In fact, you can be so much more productive when you turn that idea on its head and work to your own body clock. We are all about not overworking yourself so we are not saying you should be working at all hours of the day but in alignment.
There is an abundance of different apps to help you with this. But it can sometimes be more overwhelming, so start with just a few apps to create your app stack and then build on that.
Today we wanted to give you an idea of a few next steps that you can implement in your life to take control and reduce overwhelm.
Mind dump with Trello
You can get Trello on your phone and computer, so you always have instant access.
Create boards for every element of your life; it acts as a type of todo list.
Create different teams for different areas of your life. Under each team, you can have a different list. So for example under the team ‘Health’ you could have elements of physical and mental exercise that you wish to implement in your life. You could have a team called ‘marketing’, and under that, you can have different lists such as ‘blogs’, ‘campaign ideas’, ‘events’, ‘downloads’...you get the idea.
Trello works like a kanban. You have to move the activity/ task along the kanban as you progress. If we use the blog idea, you can have a column for each stage of the blog post: the idea, the notes, the draft, the proof check, the upload and the publish. This way you can see where you are at just a glance.
Once you have an idea of what you want and need to do, then it’s time to put a plan together. Have you seen our goal-setting series?
We suggested you use Asana to put your plan together.
With Asana you can create projects and tasks under those projects. So let’s say that you have chosen one of the campaigns to plan and action from your Trello board. You can create this campaign or webinar as a project within Asana. You can break down all of the little things that you need to do to accomplish that task. Asana allows you to schedule these into a calendar then so you know what you need to do on each day to stay on track.
This third and final step is sadly, not an app. But if you know of one then definitely let us know.
We want to touch on motivation. It is great to be organised when it comes to goals, but what is equally important is to be organised with your motivation.
So what do we mean by this?
Scheduling in time or reminders to keep you on track, focussed and motivated.
Surround yourself with positivity and reminders of why you are doing what you are doing. Remind yourself of your purpose, every day.
We hope that this has given you some sense of direction and how to take action on organising your life- without the overwhelm! Take each step at a time and start with arranging everything into lists. You got this!
About the author
Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover, foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.