7 Ways to Beat Overwhelm and Get Things Done

Julia Claire Campbell Nonprofits, Time Management Leave a Comment

You wake up in the morning dreading tackling your ever-expanding To Do list.

At the end of the week, you feel like you worked so hard and you are so tired – but you didn’t really accomplish anything.

Your nonprofit is not hitting it’s quarterly targets, despite you feeling stretched so thin and pulled in 100 different directions.

There are a ton of reasons why nonprofit practitioners so often feel this way (some that are out of our control):

You wear too many hats.

The expectations placed on you are unreasonable – you often feel set up to fail.

You may not be in the right position at your organization, squandering your strengths and interests.

The “scarcity mindset” is destroying nonprofits and siphoning talent and creativity away from the sector.

But there are a few things that we can do to take our time and the power over our day back.

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Here are 7 ways to beat overwhelm and get things done when there is just too much to do – for the full presentation, watch the video replay below:

1) Determine if you are responsible for the right things (the matrix). 
2) Eliminate tasks where you can.
3) Start each week choosing your Champagne Moment.
4) Start each day with Profit Tasks
5) Say “No” positively.
6) Block your calendar.
7) Use free tools to manage your time.

Watch the video replay where I explain all of these steps in depth:

How do you beat overwhelm and manage your time effectively at a busy nonprofit? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments.

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