Life is an almost endless mound of tasks. If you let it get away from you, it can feel overwhelming. To avoid this, try keeping one day a week completely free of any scheduled to-dos.
As DIY blog The Space Between suggests, even if you have to get things done that day, having one day a week where you don't deal with the things that are nagging on your mind can be a huge psychological load off:
My favourite and most used organisation trick - pick one day of the week to not schedule yourself for anything. I don't mean the non-negotiable life obligations. I mean the honey-do lists and to-do lists and the "man I should get that stuff done" tasks.
Having that one day can reduce the stress level immensely. Especially when you're juggling a bajillion things every other day of the week.
This doesn't necessarily mean that you're not allowed to accomplish anything on that one day (although we couldn't blame you if you spend it catching up on TV shows). However, getting done the things you want to get done can make all the difference in how you feel tackling the things you have to do later in the week.
Day #6 — my favourite and most used organisation trick [The Space Between] Photo by photosteve101.