When there is not enough time in the day….
Have you ever felt that there just isn’t enough time in a day? That your task list is 10 miles too long? Then it may be time to start prioritizing. Focusing or prioritizing on what you want to move forward lowers stress and that helps you be more productive. If you had to choose 3-5 key to focus on, what would they be?
I have so many versatile activities that I am involved in and this together with a family life is quite a challenge. I can get lost when I don’t stop to focus and create some order. This is why I specialize in organization as its something that doesn’t come naturally to me.
Plan your week with realistic goals you want to achieve. When doing this think about the AREAS you want to focus on and give priority to. Name these areas. Each morning (or the evening before) plan each day and decide on what areas you will be focussing on that day. Then for each area define 1-2 activities or tasks from each of these areas that you want to say YES to. During the day be true to what you have selected and build in some flexibility for the unexpected. This is always certain to happen. As you are tempted to jump on to other things that are not on your agenda remember to be true and faithful to your plan. Saying No to this means keeping your promise of what you laid out to do. At the end of the day reflect on how things went and make changes for the next days ahead according to your progress and following your review.