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You’ve Got This! Overcoming To-Do List Overwhelm

by | Dec 27, 2023

A blog by Lauren Gall, Co-Founder, VaVa Virtual Assistants. 

Well, yesterday was a rollercoaster of emotions.  Picture this: me, frantically juggling tasks, feeling like I’m racing against time. Sound familiar? It’s a serious case of to-do list overwhelm!

Even as a Co-Founder of a company that at its core is a delegation powerhouse, I still sometimes go through the classic case of feeling like I’m running on a hamster wheel, but not actually getting anywhere.

But you know what crossed my mind in the midst of this state of mind? This is what small business owners face all the time. So, why not turn this into an opportunity to  share some insights that might just help others feeling the same way, and, bonus, what I did to help level-set my thinking and focus.

Four Strategies to Tame Your To-Do List Overwhelm

1 – At the suggestion of my business partner, I put a pen to paper (in digital form of course) and got organized. First, I wrote down everything on my to-do list. And then, I worked on grouping tasks that I could delegate if needed.

2 – Next up, setting a deadline for the single most thing on the list that was looming – my inbox getting back to a manageable amount! Having a timeline in mind for when I aim to be caught up gives me a clear target to work towards and makes sure I make the most of my time. But here’s the trick—reminding myself of that goal every single day.

3 – Have an accountability partner. Whether it’s your business partner, colleague or a business coach, having someone to share goals with and keep me on track has been a game-changer and I would imagine would be for you too!

4 – If you’re anything like me, talking it out works wonders. I thrive on collaboration, so sitting down and discussing my challenges and plans with someone brings clarity and often unveils fresh perspectives.

You’ve Got This!

Hey, if you’re reading this and feeling a bit like you’re drowning in your to-do list, take a breath. You’ve got this! Sometimes, the best way out is through. Remember, even superheroes have their off days. You’re probably closer to conquering than you think!

If you really can’t get ahead, we are always here to help. Contact us today and we’ll show you the power of partnering with a Virtual Assistant.



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