Is your TO DO list too long?

Or, as some of you like to say:  Is Your Plate Too Full?

If your TO DO list is like mine, it goes around the block.  Few times : )

Kidding aside, chances are that you, like so many of us, put way too many things on your schedule.

Today it’s Friday and some of you have already started the weekend.
Are you really going to relax on your days off?
RELAX. Now that’s a foreign word!

Weekend, for many of us, is catching up on what we didn’t get done during the week.
Or finally starting to work on that home project we’ve been postponing for a while…
Why do we continuously “pile” more and more things on a TO DO list that’s already too long to begin with?

I have friends whose hectic work schedules sent them to the emergency room. Luckily, they were able to fully recover.

Years ago I knew someone that thought sleep was “optional” not a necessity. She was working a 40-hour week and taking college courses. 17 units! (That’s a full load, for those of you out of school for a while : )

Many nights, she would jump out of bed at 3:00AM all confused, “knowing” she was late. In her sleep-deprived and groggy state, she didn’t know whether she was late for school or late for work. Somehow (lucky DNA?) she managed through that semester. Barely.
The following semester she got smarter. While her work schedule remained the same, she did adjust her classes. She took fewer, more manageable units. The result? She did better at both, work and school. Plus, she slept much better.


Living life in the fast lane it may be fun, for a while.  But it’s a risky way to live.

If you feel your plate is too full.  And you are constantly feeling overwhelmed.  Then you need to slow down!

  • Make your TO DO list much shorter – list on it only top priority items.
  • Allow enough time for big projects.
  • Simplify your life and have more time to do the things you REALLY want to do.


/Comments/in Time Money Success/by Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru
Mariana Fieraru, an Eastern European transplant, fell in love with her new home shortly after landing in New York. She "discovered" pizza! Years later she still loves pizza. And so do her two feathered-kids, Sunny and Flipper

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Big or small, each project she worked on helped define the importance of gaining and sustaining a competitive edge in an increasingly complex business environment.

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