Overwhelmed? You Can Eliminate Most of Your Work by Reorganizing It

Overwhelmed? You Can Eliminate Most of Your Work by Reorganizing It
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Try to remember what it felt like the last time you had a to-do list so long it made you want to give up and declare "to-do bankruptcy."

I wouldn't be surprised if you were feeling that way right now. In 2013, a study by Harris Interactive found over 80 percent of people in America are stressed out at work. [1]

Until a few months ago, I felt the same way. Every day I would sit down at my desk and, before I even started working, I would say to myself, "There's no way I'm going to get everything done." I was defeated before I even started.

This problem might be even worse for introverts like me. Even though I'm self-employed and spend much of my time working from home, you might work in a company where the personalities of most your co-workers don't match yours. You get sucked into endless meetings, the chatter is loud and, no matter how hard you work, just the environment you're in can be exhausting.

But there's good news. If you haven't taken a hard look at the way you do your work, there are probably some incredible opportunities to eliminate a large portion of the work you do every day.

And just how is that possible? It's all in the order of the work you do and how you prioritize. Here are a few examples from my own experiments in making my introverted work day just a little bit more sane.

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