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When things get tight it seems we always are expected to do more with less...not less with less.  This can lead to that uncomfortable feeling of being overwhelmed.  While this one post won't be able to address the cause here are a couple things to help deal with the symptoms...


The start is what stops most people.  Just pick something & accomplish it.  Whether you start with something you don't care for or something you love, just getting it checked off the list will help create some momentum.


Try not to touch anything twice.  Open that email, do what you need to do & move it on.  Don't wait until later, trust me, we all forget & hold up progress when we wait.  This is your anti-procrastination tool.  Sometimes done is better than perfect!

These 2 simple but powerful behaviors will inspire teammates...because together is better!

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Hi Karl,

Perfect timing! Thank you for this reminder and helpful tips. I'm in the process of trying to release my program's first blog post, ever, and it seems to be taking forever. The Touch It once concept it as top of my To-Do list.


Much appreciated,

Buffy Rhoades- OSU Clackamas County Extension EPA Family & Community Health


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