Life can get pretty overwhelming sometimes. Especially if you are trying to do everything all at once. This Thirsty Thursday episode is focused on implementing the “Small World Rule” and how shrinking down your thoughts and schedule can help you get more accomplished. Focus on your next “meal” and get more done. Check out the website for more content

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It has been one hell of a week! Thirsty Thursday could not come soon enough, and today we focus on how to handle the overwhelming feeling that we all get from time to time. The world is a busy place, and there is a lot to do. Trying to get everything done at once can create more stress and less productivity.

It is easy to think about everything that you need to accomplish in a day and get overwhelmed by it. There is so much to do and sometimes it seems insurmountable. Retired Navy SEAL Andy Stumpf has shared some great insights on how to tackle your day and implement what is called the “Small World Rule”.

Navy SEAL training is 180 days and includes a 5 day “Hell Week”. In speaking with recruits over the years that quit training the number one reason was the feeling of being overwhelmed. To combat that, Stumpf uses 6 hour blocks (that is how often they feed you during training). Instead of thinking of training as 180 days and Hell Week as 5 days, the idea is to focus on the next 6 hours. Focus on making it to your next meal and the physical and mental break it will provide you. 6 hours is a lot more manageable than 180 days right?

The same idea can be applied to your business. Instead of thinking about everything you need to do on any given day or in regards to one project; break it down into small chunks. Prioritize what needs to be done and then focus on the first task. Then the next. Then the next. Don’t focus on EVERYTHING that needs to be done. Just focus on the NEXT thing to be done. This Small World approach can help limit stress and increase productivity.