Major life events can really derail your personal productivity and organisation. A death in the family, seriousness illness, unemployment and other life changes make it tough to keep on top of things. Prune aggressively to stay on track.
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At the personal productivity blog Stepcase Lifehack, they've spent the last year dealing with several of the life changing events outlined above. They've put together a six-step plan for recalibrating your productivity and organisation systems in times of crisis to make things more manageable and still allow you to get the things done. Among their suggestions is to immediately start pruning back obligations.
Lighten your load by eliminating obligations. It became clear to me pretty quickly that helping my mother and step-father through my step-father's health crisis and staying healthy myself during that stressful process was more important than writing checks for a professional organisation. I actually chose to resign from two volunteer positions because taking care of family and myself were the priority.
For more advice on scaling back while still getting stuff done, including how to identify critical tasks and deferring as much as possible, check out the full article at the link below. Have your own tips or tricks for keeping your head above water in times of change and personal crisis? Let's hear about it in the comments.
How To Stay Organized When Life Throws You a Curve Ball [Stepcase Lifehack]