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Mridu Parikh - Overcoming Overwhelm

Overwhelm can paralyze and keep us from getting even the most simple projects completed. As busy entrepreneurs, we need to have a few tips and tricks up our sleeves to ensure we stay on track and don’t let overwhelm stop our progress. Mridu Parikh is known as the stress stopper. She is the founder and owner of Life is Organized. She is a productivity speaker and coach obsessed with focusing on what matters most and keeping stress and overwhelm at bay.

Mridu is the author of Accomplish It: 7 Simple Actions To Get the Right Things Done and Achieve Your Goals, a book about uncomplicating life by taking control of our time. It consists of seven simple actions that can help us stop overwhelm, stay motivated, and feel accomplished. She is also the host of the Productivity On Purpose Podcast. We have a conversation about some of the pitfalls of overwhelm and how simple proven strategies can help us in all areas of our lives.

We talk about clearing your desk, turning off notifications, calendar blocking, and the Pomodoro technique. Mridu starts her day with power hours, where she schedules that critical task for the first hour of the day. This can be for business or personal, like writing for an hour each day. We talk about knowing your priorities and how small things like taking 5-10 minutes to plan your next day can significantly impact you. It’s essential to write things down to free your brain for creativity and learn to say “no, not now” graciously. We go over batching, systems, and more clever time-saving actions.

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Mridu Parikh thank you so much for being here!

Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself.

Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.

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