‘How To’ Coaching series – Activity 47

Chapter 3 – Control Your Time – Use your time wisely

This is part of the ‘How to’ coaching series.  An ongoing series of activities to make your business successful.  Follow it step by step and see positive results as you develop a robust business model, set on a solid foundation.

Activity 47 – I have a list of my top 10 – Stressful tasks

What you enjoy doing gets done.  That’s the usual way of things.

I’ve found that clients have often been struggling with getting the hard stuff done.  Do you put something off until it absolutely has to be done?  It’s often when the outcome of not getting something done is worse than finally completing the task.

Before we start looking for strategies for how to deal with the stressful tasks, you need to make a list.

The HowTo Bit:

Over a week/month, make a note of all the tasks that you find stressful.   When you have your list, list them in ‘headache’ order.

I find that this best done with a nice coffee and a piece of cake; anything that you find pleasant and relaxing.  I make the list on a spreadsheet and then put my ‘stress factor’ against each (1 to n).  Pick your top 10, then sort them on the spreadsheet. This way you can see clearly which are the biggest headache to you.

I’ve found that just by having a list helps me to focus.  The key is to work on defining strategies on how to make the tasks less stressful.  Then implement your approach for reducing the stress levels on each task.  This could also be by delegating them when appropriate.

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About Alex Petty

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