Defragmenting Exercise: Dump, Delegate, Do



On a blank sheet of paper write down EVERYTHING on your mind at this time. 
 
Include any thoughts! All of it! Be as creative with the way you use the page as you need to be. Do not type this! Write it! Some people make a list, others a group of maps…..however it works for you is cool!

Now…the hard part…WALK AWAY. Yep, come back in a few hours, and add at least 10 more things. 
 
Now, process. 

Take all of the items to do and highlight what can be delegated, cross out what really doesn’t need to be done, and circle what you MUST DO.

Put the list down, walk away, come back to it in NO LESS THAN 10 MINUTES. Highlight three more items that were previously circled. Even more if you can handle it!

Write out a new list of all of the highlighted items.

Put a (1) by the items that need to be done today,
a (2) by the items that need to be done this week, 
a (3) by the items that need to be done in the next couple of weeks, 
a (4) by the items that can wait for a month, 
a (5) for the items that can wait for a couple of months.  

Take your new “healthy list of to do items” and implement them into an action plan in your organizer.