From the very important to the not so important (not that writing The Bachelor into your daily schedule isn’t important, but you know) just get it all down. I start every day with looking over my hour by hour schedule, penciling in what I would like to do when, and just get an overall feel for what the flow of my day will look like. This helps stay not just efficient and productive, but also helps me see if it is actually manageable or if I need to move some items to another day. I also make it a point to leave certain time slots empty. This allows for either grace when something has taken longer than expected, or downtime that I can do whatever the heck I please. I then spend a few minutes before bed every night writing down the next day’s to-do list. Getting it all out of my head and onto paper makes sleep so much easier. Which leads me to my next point…
5. Know that you can’t do it all.
As much as we would like to think that we can, guess what — we can’t. And while I want to think that that thought sucks, it’s actually pretty darn refreshing. Know what you are capable of and do the best that you can. Know what you aren’t capable of and be okay with saying no. It doesn’t make you weak, it makes you wise.
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