Overwhelmed!? 5 Life Hacks That Can Help.

Overwhelmed!? 5 Life Hacks That Can Help.

If life isn’t exhausting enough, this week we lost an hour. Is it just me or does that mere sixty minute loss throw everyone for a loop? According to the news, there’s a 24% spike in heart attacks and a 17% jump in car accidents the day after the time change. It’s as though everyone is simultaneously hit with mini-jetlag without the benefit of the vacation to precede it. So what can you do if you were already feeling overwhelmed and need a few quick fix ideas to get back on track? Put it down. No really, put it down. All of the things you are trying to keep track of in your mind drain your energy and focus. Write down your mental to-do list so that you can free your mind to focus on what you are working on now. Your list can be on paper or if you prefer electronic, just check your app store for one that could work for you. Identify your top three overarching priorities / goals. This one can be challenging. If you’re like me, you can easily rattle off a dozen priorities. Scale them back, boil them down. Pray for clarity. Identify three. Just three. I’ve reduced mine to health (physical, emotional, spiritual), relationships (family and friends), and lastly my ministry (writing and speaking). Each week, look at your to-do list and identify which of your three priorities/goals the task accomplishes. When possible, do those items that impact one of those three first. This will allow you to gain meaningful momentum in the areas that are most important to you. Restructure your...