As someone who NEEDS to be organized in order to get work done, it sure is hard to prioritize what’s important.
But how the heck do you start prioritizing when everything is important?! On a day-to-day basis, there are a lot of important things that I need to get done. Between my job and the blog, there’s A LOT of tasks I need to pay attention to. Here are some of my tips on how to prioritize when you don’t know where to start?
HOW TO PRIORITIZE: 3 TIPS TO HELP YOU
Make a list
First, make a list of what you need to do without thinking about prioritizing. I’d say keep this list to things that need to get done for that particular day. This will prevent you from becoming overwhelmed.
Now it’s time to think. I keep a few things in mind when listing out my tasks — Important vs. Not Important (but still need to get done) and Urgent vs. Not Urgent. Anything that is BOTH important and urgent obviously moves to the top of the list. Those types of tasks are the ones that should be prioritized and must get done for the day.
Take a break
I always end up stressing myself out when I work too hard. For me, stepping away from the work is what’s best. Even if it’s just for a few minutes. Whether it’s a breath of fresh air, or a phone call to my mother, a little break can really do the mind wonders.
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