Feel like you're always running out of time and room on your schedule? Get organized with these 5 Tips to Prioritize Your Life and Get More Done.
Getting organized in life is a perpetual, liquid process that most people rarely master. The reason why is because they don’t prioritize and they spend little time making adjustments. They simply get comfortable. This is totally human and in no way makes you lazy if you do it, but there is a better way. You can prioritize your life and make sure you get everything you want done included. So how do you get all of this? Check out these 5 Tips to Prioritize Your Life and Get More Done.
5 Tips to Prioritize Your Life and Get More Done
Make a List– Many people never realize the power of list making. Making a list can get you organized, put everything in perspective, and empower you to make better decisions. Prioritizing requires a list for sure because you are identifying those things you want to include. Write out all the activities that you want to do and leave absolutely nothing out. There will be time later on to narrow things down if you need to. Just brainstorm a powerful, accurate listing of the things you truly want to fit into a specific time period.
Review What Really Matters– Now that you have a list of everything, go through and give the list some thought. Most of the time, you will have certain “must do” type activities on the list. Mark those and be sure they stand out. Also mark those things that you might not “want” to do but you certainly “need” to do. Identifying these things quickly will benefit you later on.
Order Your List– Getting things in the right order is all about listing them from important to least important. This is relatively easy now that you have marked the ones that are vital. All you need to do now is go through the list of leftovers to pick out what fits into the schedule. You might be surprised at what you can fit. Spend some time moving things around. You might be surprised at what you can fit into the schedule.
Share it With Others Involved– This is the point where most folks stop. The problem with that is other people. Your activities are probably not entirely solo. They might involve other people. Whether you are going camping with your bestie or heading to the beach with your parents, priorities are only as good as the people that are present. Take your priority list and compare notes with the people that are involved. Sometimes that is not necessary, but it is an important step if your priorities are not similar.
Next Time Make Adjustments– Now that you have made a prioritized list of your activities, you are well equipped to make a better one in the future. Make notes about where your list did not work. Where did you miscalculate your time or energies? These can be easily adjusted in the future and you can make adjustments to the list. Fitting all your activities onto your schedule is an ever evolving process. If you spend time working on it, you will find yourself getting all the things you love to do worked into your busy schedule.