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Lagging Behind? Here’s How to Catch Up with Your Goals
Posted By Prerna On April 16, 2013 @ 7:44 pm In Joyful Womanhood,WAHM | 2 Comments
We’ve all found ourselves buried in work or to-dos. Life as MOM contributor Prerna  helps us get back on track with these easy-to-follow tips for getting back on track.
We’ve all been there, haven’t we, Mama? You know when we fall behind our to-do list or goals and it seems like we’ll never catch up.
Yes, we’ve all fallen behind, gotten overwhelmed and even, given up in despair. However, it needn’t always be so. You see, you CAN catch up and you can catch up FAST.
I’m a fan of eating your frog first thing in the morning . But when you’re catching up, eating the whole thing or crossing off a huge task can seem daunting. So, eat a bit every day. Take baby steps to your goal but take them consistently. Every single day. And before it, you’d have caught up in no time at all.
For instance, let’s say, laundry is your frog. So, commit to doing a lot of laundry every single day. Don’t try and finish it all in one day. Just one lot, from start to finish.
Again, something I talk about a lot is having a no-do list. A list of things that you wouldn’t waste your time on at all.
For me, it is watching re-runs, getting drawn into discussions with negative people, and goofing off on social media when I have work to do. It isn’t a lot but it helps save time especially when I need it the most.
What 3 things can YOU put on your no-do list and use that time to catch up instead?
Finally, when playing catch up with your goals, minimize or eliminate distractions. Then give your one hundred percent to the task at hand.
Whether it is not taking phone calls from chatty neighbors while you finish that work assignment or setting working hours after discussing it with your spouse, do whatever it takes to help you get down to work.
When catching up, I like to put together an action plan with timelines to help me see what gets done when. I also use a project time-and-money calculator  to see which tasks are eating up time but not giving me any returns.
Whether at home or in my business, having things jotted down and seeing which tasks are most beneficial for my home or business gives me clarity and peace of mind.
– Prerna Malik is a mom, a wife, a writer and woman who believes in parenting with love, being postively productive, and creating a home that invites you to put your feet up and relax. Check out her free eBooks on organizing and productivity  to get literally, hundreds of ideas on how to get organized on a shoestring budget, right now.
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