As a busy woman, it can feel like you never have enough time in the day to get everything done. Between work, family, social commitments, and personal goals, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and stressed. However, there are several strategies and tools you can use to get more done and stress less, without sacrificing your health or sanity.

1. Prioritize Your Tasks: When you have a long to-do list, it can be challenging to

Image of Collage with Tons of Tasks on it and the word "Prioritize" in large letters to indicate that the tasks need to be prioritized

figure out where to start. To avoid wasting time, prioritize your tasks according to their level of urgency and importance. You can use tools like a planner, calendar, or task manager app to help you keep track of your schedule and deadlines.

Start your day by identifying the most critical tasks that require your immediate attention. You can then work your way down the list and tackle less urgent tasks as time permits. By prioritizing your tasks, you'll avoid the stress and anxiety of trying to do everything at once.

2. Break Down Large Tasks into Smaller Ones: If you have a large project or task on your plate, it can be overwhelming to try to tackle it all at once. Instead, break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks that you can complete in shorter increments of time. This way, you'll feel more productive and accomplished, even if you don't finish the entire project in one day.

For example, if you're working on a presentation for work, you can break it down into smaller tasks like research, outlining, drafting, and editing. By breaking down the task into manageable chunks, you'll be more motivated to get started and less likely to procrastinate.

3. Learn to Say No:  As a busy woman, it's natural to want to be involved in everything and help everyone. However, saying yes to every request or invitation can lead to burnout and stress. Learning to say no can help you prioritize your time and energy and prevent you from spreading yourself too thin.

Image of Red Circle with the words "Just say No" in it. The word no is in black font while "Just say" is in white to add emphasis to the word no.

Before agreeing to take on a new commitment, consider whether it aligns with your goals and values, and whether you have the time and resources to commit to it. Saying no doesn't mean you're selfish or unhelpful – it means you're prioritizing your own needs and boundaries.


4. Practice Self-Care: Self-care is essential for maintaining your physical, mental, and emotional health, especially when you're busy. Taking care of yourself can help you recharge and refocus, allowing you to be more productive and less stressed.

Self-care can take many forms, depending on your preferences and lifestyle. You can try activities like yoga, meditation, exercise, reading, or spending time with friends and family. You can also prioritize healthy habits like getting enough sleep, eating nutritious foods, and staying hydrated.

5. Use Fashion to Boost Your Confidence: Your outfit can have a significant impact on your mood, confidence, and productivity. Wearing clothes that make you feel good can help you start your day on a positive note and feel more confident in your abilities.

When choosing your outfit for the day, consider factors like the weather, your schedule, and your mood. You can also experiment with different styles and colors to see what makes you feel the most confident and productive.

For example, if you have a big presentation at work, you may want to wear a professional outfit that makes you feel powerful and capable. On the other hand, if you're running errands on the weekend, you may want to wear something comfortable and casual that allows you to move freely.

Image of shoes, dresses, shirts in a collage style image with the words business and casual in it to represent the different dress styles

I hope that between the tips given here and in the previous blog post on this topic that you can incorporate a few into your life to help you get more done and to stress less about the never ending to-do list that we all have!  

If you have other tips that help you, please drop them in the comments here and let me know! I'd love to hear what you do. 

April 12, 2023 — Kelly Soule

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