Experience Less Stress by Learning to Triage Your Home Business Projects & Tasks

triage home business projects and tasks

When you’re a small business or home business owner, it can be hard to stay on top of all the tasks and projects that you need to complete. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of just what to focus on first. By learning how to effectively triage your projects and tasks, you can make sure you’re spending your time on the most important tasks and keep your business headed in the right direction with less stress.

To start triaging your projects and tasks, the first step is to break down your to-do list.

If you feel you can delegate some tasks to someone else, whether it’s a virtual assistant, student intern or maybe even a family member, pull those items from your list.  You can then assign them to whomever you have assisting you. It’s important to recognize when you need a helping hand and find a professional or trusted person who can complete certain tasks for you. If you aren’t ready to bring on additional assistance, that’s fine too. You can simply move on to the next step.

Break down your list into smaller tasks.

This will help you have an easier time tackling the larger projects. By breaking down your projects and larger tasks into bite sized pieces, you can get a better understanding of what’s involved and make the projects easier to tackle.

Once you have broken your list down, the next step is to prioritize.

Prioritize your tasks into three categories; immediate, urgent and non-urgent. What you put in each category will depend on which tasks need to be completed first.  For example, you may want to put those tasks needing to be done today in the immediate category, tasks needing to be completed this week in the urgent category and all others in the non-urgent category.  You can do this by setting up your daily schedule on paper, on your computer or add it to your planner with this printable planner page that I created to specifically help home business professionals triage their projects and tasks.

Finally, if you find that you’re feeling overwhelmed and a bit uninspired by the tasks you’ve identified, take some time to center yourself. Take a few moments of deep breathing, practice mindfulness, meditate, or take a short break. Be honest with yourself and recognize when you need to take a break in order to recharge your batteries.

Using these strategies, you can make sure that you are effectively triaging your home business projects and tasks for success. It will help keep you organized, productive, and motivated. Taking the time to triage your projects and tasks could be your key to taking your business to the next level.

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Tina Marie Hilton provides online technology services to forward thinking businesses. She writes on her Tips from T.Marie business blog to share insight and information with other small businesses and entrepreneurs. It also makes her feel like that certificate in creative writing isn't going to waste completely.