My most important priority is ALWAYS my 9 yr old. I then prioritize those things which will most enrich my life. I also weigh potential consequences of not getting something done. Sometimes I miss the mark so I forgive myself, make the necessary adjustments and move forward. Always forward.
What has to be done immediately and or effects someone else. What has to be completed in one hour, two hours, three hours, etc. remove anything that can be completed tomorrow.
There's an exercise that you can do. I believe it's called the Eisenhower Matrix. Very helpful in this case to determine just how important tasks are.
I like to have a plan at the start of a project or a clear job description at the start of a job and reference that at points of confusion! Sometimes it's easy to get sidelined by a timesuck that isn't working towards an overall objective so this is quite a handy process to check that. Obviously there's always extceptions to the rule. Ultimately conversations, asking questions and sharing insights help to drill down to the right priorities. It's not always easy to see them on your own.
I have so many things I need to do that I’m working on a deadline basis. Eventually I will be able to get ahead of my crisis mode and be able to plan on advance what my most important tasks are. I’m getting closer to being able to just maintain my paperwork and budgets so I can concentrate on making more sales.
It is simple. Time factor need to be taken into consideration. Which one has a deadline in the vicinity. And also to be considered is what is more important to you. These two factors might help us reign in prioritising.
- Where do you write your todo list? On a sticky note, a notes app or a journal?
- How many tasks do you have in your To-do list for one day?
- Do you prefer to do this in the morning? Or to prepare it the night before?
- How do you consistently keep and complete a to do list?
- How could I effectively use my time without laziness
- I need this to be so simple. And struggle to now what to include and what to leave out. Too basic and they seem pointless. Too detailed and they seem to take up too much time I could be focusing on other things… any suggestions on how to prioritise and discriminate between tasks to include and task to accept as given.
- Do you write the small and mundane tasks like cook, go for a walk etc on your list?
- What do you include in your most basic routines- what is something that simply must be done no matter what?
- Do you write only a few tasks on your to do list, or do you write everything that you have to do and then pick the top three or so to get done today? I’m never sure which approach is most effective.
- Do you check and adjust your to do list throughout the day? How do you remember?