Make a list ...

I don’t know about you, but when I’m starting to feel overwhelmed, it helps to sit down and make a list of all the things that need to get done.

I try to keep a running list of tasks and follow-ups, but sometimes, like today at work, I just needed to stop and make a list of the tasks that had to get done today.

Once I have the list on paper (and out of my head) the stress level goes down so that I can take a deep breath and begin to focus on the No. 1 task for the day.

What works for you when you’re feeling overwhelmed? How do you get your day started? And how do you keep ‘on task’ throughout your work-day?