Another week, another bunch of obstacles. I recorded the last episode dealing with obstacles because I had a bunch: sick kids, busyness, and MORE. This week? More of the same. I’ve got a super short episode for you where I get personal and talk about what I do to handle those obstacles. To illustrate the personal nature of this episode, I used one of my own pictures for my image. Adult inside tiny car = obstacle.
Listen to Create If Writing – Episode 022
Here is my biggest conflict right now:
Man vs. Time
I have a backlog of projects that keeps backing up behind me plus new things I want to work on. Plus I’m trying to get through #NaNoWriMo (the National Novel Writing Month) which means an extra 2000 words a day. Here are some of the fun things that I’m working on that you can look forward to:
-A live training November 12 with Matt from ConvertKit all about that email service provider
-A free email course
-Some other great courses through ConvertKit
-A mini course on branding your writing voice
-This novel I’m working on for NaNo
I’m tired just looking at the list. Plus I have two back-logged podcast episodes for Business 2 Blogger, an email audit for a friend, a brand audit for another blogger, and then things like, you know: DISHES. Cleaning my house. Taking a shower. Feeding children.
Here is my tip if you find yourself stuck in the pit of Too Many Things, Too Little Time:
- Make a visual list. Then you can actually SEE the things on your to-do list and see when you get to mark them off.
- Remove unnecessary items. Go into shipwreck mode! Ships used to toss off anything they didn’t need when in storms to stay afloat. Don’t ask me why that worked, but if it worked for pirates, it should work for us. Or…something. Whether that analogy works or not, get rid of what clutters up your list.
- Don’t get distracted. SQUIRREL! We all know that feeling, right? You are working on one thing and the shiny object of something else takes you off course. If it’s not on the main list, don’t do it. Make another list that shows those things you want to come back to once your main list is DONE.
- One thing at a time. This is the one I hate the most. I love to read eight books at a time. I love to have six tabs open. (Compared to some people, I know that’s a low number!) But if I want to get things done, it needs to be one. at. a. time. That’s how you finish. And that’s why I’m so BAD at finishing.
How do you get through your conflicts? What are your big tips to get through an overwhelming list? Let me know in the comments or join the discussion in the Facebook group!