You may feel you are living in overwhelm.
You may be aware of bad habits like procrastination or distraction.
You may be working as hard as you can, night and day.
It doesn’t matter what is causing you to feel stressed and overworked, the real problem may be that your system isn’t working—most likely because there are both leaks you aren’t aware of and leaks you recognize, but feel helpless to do anything about.
Perhaps you’ve tried dozens of systems and none of them have worked. If so, don’t despair. You can get past this seemingly impenetrable barrier and enjoy your day-to-day life. Learning how to streamline or replace ineffective processes and plug leaks you may even not know are there is possible!
To do this effectively, keep these things in mind while you analyze your current routines:
You may actually be doing everything “right”:
It’s just that there are “leaks” in your system that drain away time so much, it’s like pouring bathwater into a tub with no plug and trying to keep it full.
There are 3 main reasons for staying stuck and not accomplishing goals:
And, of course, there’s a fourth reason no one wants to admit, let alone talk about that is usually one of the biggest blockages—the one that dooms any system you try to failure:
You don’t make—and keep--a real commitment to sticking to a system until it becomes habitual
So before you do anything else, make a strong commitment to changing your routine, getting organized and sticking to the changes for at least sixty days. (Research has shown that changing routines/habits takes at least 60 days to "stick")
Check out this list of actions and start putting your stress free systems into place:
“Get rid of clutter and you may just find that it was blocking the door you’ve been looking for” – Katrina Mayer