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Let’s face it, life can be overwhelming. In spite of your best efforts, they are times when there are just so many things that need to be done and not enough hours in the day. (If this happens regularly for a long period of time, you need to take a serious look at your commitments!)

We can schedule and plan all we want, but sometimes the schedule just gets the best of us. While you can’t make the day more than 24 hours, there are things that you can to do minimize your stress and increase your effectiveness.

Without a doubt unexpected events can wreck havoc on your carefully scheduled days. As we all know, these unexpected events almost always manage to occur at times we are already exceptionally busy and they suddenly take priority in our day.

Unexpected events can actually be expected. If your schedule is so packed that there is not one minute of wiggle room, you can expect a disaster. Try to leave at least a little bit of unscheduled time in your schedule. If no disaster strikes you can always use that time to plan or catch up on things.

Even when things are totally crazy, try to schedule some time to relax. Taking 10 or 15 minutes to wind down can pay off with two to three additional hours of productivity (as opposed to just crashing in an exhausted heap early).

Accept the fact that you really might not get everything done. You don’t have to go down in a blaze of defeat. Prioritize the things that absolutely have to get done and make sure that, at a minimum, those essential items get done. (You might want to put even the important things in order in case you don’t actually get even the high priority stuff all done.)

Feel good about the fact that you got a lot of things done. There is great satisfaction in knowing that you worked hard and made some progress, even if you didn’t get everything crossed off your list.

Life seldom goes as planned and sometimes it goes totally off track. Be prepared to be surprised, do what you can, and know that the sun will rise tomorrow.

Look at a day when you were supremely satisfied at the end. It’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you had everything to do, and you’ve done it. Margaret Thatcher

“Dr. Robin Rushlo”, is a well known MLM Radio personality and is nationally recognized as an expert in the network marketing business.He is the current host of the radio show, “Networking with the Blindguy”live daily. Visit his sites at .Free report at
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