Last week I was able to take some time to get away from the office. It’s always great to get out and enjoy life. But as anyone who has a lot on their plate knows, sometimes it’s tough to come back to all that is on your desk.
I was certainly struggling with that yesterday morning. There were so many things on my “To Do” list that I actually didn’t know where to start. When I find myself in those situations I used to get frustrated and overwhelmed. Now I do two things…
1) Take a walk (preferably outside) for about 20 minutes. I find this time allows me to free my mind from the challenges at hand and come up with a more manageable way to tackle the day.
2) Take the next right step. (Then repeat).
This might sound overly simplified. It might be. But I find this helps me get my projects moving in the right direction. So when in doubt…take the next right step.