Have you ever looked at your to-do list and got completely overwhelmed?

Have you ever procrastinated on a to-do because it just seemed to be “too much”?

I feel ya, girl! I’ve been there as well.

Until I realized what was wrong with my to-dos. The things on my list weren’t to-dos but projects.


A to-do should be something you can complete with one action step.

Let me explain:

When you have “create freebie” on your list, this can be pretty overwhelming, right?

That’s because “create freebie” is not something that you can do with just one action step. It needs way more than that.

So if you put “create freebie” on your list, your brain is confused and doesn’t know where to start. Which often leads to procrastination.

If you put something on your to-do list ask yourself if this is achievable with just one action step? If not – break it down. And then break everything down even more until you’ve identified every single step.

So from “create freebie” we get to

  • come up with freebie idea
  • write draft
  • design freebie in powerpoint
  • choose a picture to use with this freebie
  • create landing page
  • and so on

I know that there are way more things to do and that these steps can be broken down even more, but you get the idea.

Having these single action steps on your to-do list makes it much more achievable and less overwhelming.

Here is another to-do for you 😉 If you haven’t already click the button below to download my FREE guide “From distracted and confused to clear and focused”. I created this guide to help girl bosses to ditch overwhelm and get back clarity and focus.

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5 Day Digital Declutter Challenge

When was the last time you saw the picture of this beautiful beach on your desktop background? Can you enjoy the view, or is it hidden behind a countless amount of files and folders?

How do you feel when you scroll through your Instagram and Facebook feed? Inspired? Motivated? Or discouraged and unfulfilled?

What about your bookmarks? How long does it take you to find what you’re looking for? Do you actually know what you’ve saved there?

These all are examples of digital clutter. We can’t see it. But it’s there. And it affects us just like physical clutter.

 

All-in-One Social Media Planner

 

When you want to start an online business, you better be on social media, right?

But how to keep up with everything we have to do???

You have to post content on different platforms.

You have to engage with your audience.

And you better plan in advance so that you don’t sit in front of your laptop every day desperately thinking about what you should post or do.

 

from distracted and confused to clear and focused

 

You’re working on something, ready to get things done but you’re constantly distracted by random upcoming thoughts like “I should really back up my website.”

All you really want is to get in a few hours of focused work but … sorry … but it just occurred to me that I have to renew my gym membership … I’ll be back … ok, where was I???

Sounds familiar? Then this one is for you!

 

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