According to a chapter in a book Organize now by Jennifer Ford Berry it is about organizing your priorities that can get you to a different level of success. Let's dive deep and see what can we learn from this.
Does it ever feel you spend all your hours and days doing but not living? With the rat race that society has us running, we can sometimes lose sight of what we are living for.
It can be easy to lose sight of your priorities during the hustle and bustle of everyday life. That is why it so important to add you priorities to the list of things to organize. If you take the time to organize your priorities, you will have a much greater chance of sticking to them.
- Ask yourself: What and who is important to me? What motivates me? What do I want to accomplish in my life? If I could do anything with my life, what would that be?
- Make a list of your top ten priorities. Your priorities should reflect what is important to YOU. If you do not decide what they are, others will decide for you. Post this list where you will review it on a regular basis. It could be on your bedside table, on your fridge, in your home office or a journal.
- Make a list of all of the activities in which you currently participate. Compare this list to your top ten priorities. Decide on activities that can be eliminated to make time for your top ten. Focus on cutting out activities that take your time but do not bring you joy.
- Right now, schedule time in your planner to contribute to your priorities. Appointments may include a phone call to a friend you need to catch up with, sit-down dinners with your family, family movie or game night, time to exercise, a date with your partner, reading time for you, time to read to your kids or time to work on a project.
- Learn to say NO. Set boundaries when needed to help you stick to your top ten priorities.
- Honour your priorities each day.
Some hot tips also include:
- Read your top ten list on a regular basis.
- Minimise time spent with negative people.
- Do not forget to pray, meditate or just be.
- Make a list of things you and your family like to do that costs little or no money, and then try to do as many of these you can take each week.