If you are one of the many people who wake up feeling anxious and overwhelmed thinking about the busy day ahead, try taking these 3 simple steps to help ease into your day:

1. Planning

Schedule 15 – 30 minutes of planning time first thing in the morning or the night before.

2. What’s Important

Jot down the three most important things you want to get done for the day.

3. How Much Time To Spend

Estimate how long you will spend on each task and schedule it on your daily calendar. This makes your plan for the day realistic (it’s helpful to break projects down step-by-step before scheduling them).

Having a daily plan will help you to stay focused on the most important things on your to-do list, which leads to feeling more productive and less overwhelmed.