Lately, it has seemed as if I barely have enough time for anything.
I am missing deadlines, running back and forth, and it seems like I still don't get enough done. Sleep seems to be very few hours but still, there is not enough time in the day. Has anyone else been feeling this way? I must come up with a solution to this. After pondering much on this issue I have found a solution to this difficult issue. There are three reasons someone might be struggling to complete their to-do list, these reasons include trying to become a perfectionist, priorities out of order, and taking on too much work.
Trying to become a perfectionist will always have someone behind in everything that they do. When people try to become a perfectionist they are telling themselves self no matter how much they complete it is never enough in their own eyes (I do this a lot). No matter how much gets they will still feel unaccomplished. Being a perfectionist is harmful because it is telling you your work is not good enough. A perfectionist never takes the time to congratulate themselves.
Another common reason for not being able to accomplish everything on your to-do list is having your priorities out of order. For example, if one is putting hanging out with their friends before their to-do the task they may be putting leisure activities before thier priorities. Sometimes we can even try to complete the task are due at a later date and miss the deadlines for things coming up soon. Making a list of due dates that are coming up in the next two weeks will be beneficial. Try to complete the task that is due first and gradually work down the list. As you work your way down the list be sure to write it down and cross off what has been done. When what has already been done is crossed off it makes going through the list easier.
Another factor for not completing everything you need to do if the work keeps piling up. Even the hardest working person cannot handle too much work on their plate. Taking too many credit hours can really be harmful. If you increase your workload you must also increase the working. The problem is that we are only human and we can not handle EVERYTHING. Taking on too much work at your job can also hinder yourself and school work. Learn what you can handle and set boundaries so that you do not become overwhelmed.
Becoming too busy can become stressful. Stress can be avoided if you go easy on yourself, set priorities, keep an organized schedule and be mindful of the work that you take on. If all of these things are done a major difference will be seen and hopefully, the load will be lighter. When things get crazy it is always important to take a step back and regroup. The most important part is recognizing that things are falling behind. If it is recognized it can be fixed.