Following on from Bee Timely Blog Post Part I from last December, it is time to tackle talkative brains, lists and we will touch on perfectionism (the mother of procrastination) and how the Busy Bees can manage time better and shut that brain up so you can get some sleep.
Sometimes it's the simple solutions!
Speaking of 'simple'.... On the back of my magnetic shopping list, I noticed that it read the following;
'the most successful people in the world write lists'
I have been a list writer in the past however now I understand so much better, the importance of becoming a list writer in relation to good time management and getting a better night's sleep...
I have had issues in the past not being able to sleep. Being a creative busy bee, my mind is often alive with thoughts, ideas, things I have to do, stuff I need to remember... now instead of laying there with my brain a-buzz....I write it down...anywhere...I use my iphone notes and I also have a retro option....a notepad and pen. During the day, if something pops into my brain and its something I can't action at that time, I tap it out into my favourite online tool...there are so many apps and programs to help track reminders! Always integrate your reminders and lists.
do it a few times you will be synchronising in stealth mode in no time!
Keep your lists synced on all of your devices so they are available to access or add to, no matter where you are. Practice this and you will be able to do this quickly...it seems clunky at first but once you do it a few times you will be synchronising in stealth mode in no time!
Read about some great tools and apps by Lifehack (link at the end of this post).
This list making and tracking practice will aid in better sleep at night as your subconscious (hopefully) will be able to rest knowing you made a list and can think about it to action tomorrow and relax knowing that you won't forget.
try putting the contents of your subconscious... in writing
Often the subconscious is our minds way of staying alert because we are concerned we will forget to action the specific task that is rolling around in our heads...for me its usually a lot of things rolling around bumping into each other as I toss and turn. Write it down..get it out of your head as best you can.
For the creative types, those spontaneous creative ideas can also pop into your mind at some ungodly hour so keep a note pad and pen by your bed or tap it into your iPhone notes and then be done with it. Go back to sleep.
Here's a List I prepared earlier
Habitually schedule in some 'down time'
Sometimes you get so accustomed to being busy all of the time that you don't know what to do with yourself when you have some spare time.
Note to Self....Smell the roses. Don't be hard on yourself if you indulge in a little time wasting exercises every now and then..down time is just as important as productivity.
Refuel, re-energise...fill the tank.
"Perfectionism or procrastination mechanism"
'Bee' self aware when it comes to these habits. They say perfectionism is often a symptom for procrastination. This area is always going to be a challenge for the busy bees so we will get more into this later in the series....I promise I won't procrastinate (much) getting that Blog posted!
It is impossible to be perfect ...
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