top of page

A Stress-Less Technique.

Leave a comment if you need to do this process to get your head straight! I’m curious if many others do it.

Image: Tan Curtis's Challenging Change book cover. It's a great read!

Tan Curtis in her book Challenging Change asserts if you are often thinking or asking, ‘What are we doing today/tomorrow/etc.?’ then you may need support organising your tasks. Thanks to realising I do so, I’ve developed workarounds.

My workaround…

I brainstorm all tasks that need to be done, without considering the overall order. Once complete, I order the first few only. I do the whole process again for the priority #1.

Simplified Example

Overall brainstorm:

· Upload book pages to the self-publishing website

· Convert all photo files for books to CMYK colour

· Update business website domain name and site layout for marketing

I then decide priority i#1 is ‘Convert all photo files for books to CMYK colour’.

Secondary brainstorm:

· Download phone photos

· Search hard drives photos

· Change photo colour in editing software

· Save to a Ready for Publishing folder.

Since new tasks may pop up or disappear, I don’t prioritise all tasks at the outset.

If I don’t do this process, I can feel very overwhelmed, stressed and somewhat bamboozled, so I often would quit. Mentally conceptualising task order is very challenging with my schizophrenia. Now, if I take many breaks and spend an hour brainstorming and prioritising before my tasks, I can persist towards my goals.

Don’t forget to like and comment!

Lauren Sims




Hi there,

Lauren Sims is an artist and author from Brisbane, Australia. She has recently become and author and will be releasing her first book in late 2022.

Let the Articles

Come to You!

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page