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So Much to Do, So Little Time

Organizing to handle the lack of time

If you looked at the title of this article and immediately agreed with it you are not alone.  I am often asked, how do you find the time … , or more importantly “how do I find the time to … “.  You can complete the sentence.  It doesn’t matter what you don’t have the time to do, but it probably feels like there just isn’t enough time for anything.

Whether you are an experienced owner or manager or you have just formed your own business, you are apt to experience those moments of overwhelm.  So why is this, and what can we do about it?  Before jumping to conclusions about the fact that there is no solution, we need to analyze the situation.

Often, the feeling of overwhelm that results from so much to do comes from lack of organization.  You may want to object to the accusation that you are disorganized, but before you do so, let’s look at organization from a different point of view.  Instead of thinking of organization in terms of neat stacks of paper, let’s look at it in terms of categorizing and dividing.