Happy Monday darlings!
This morning I am back with quotable Mondays to share inspiration on "prioritizing". Like I shared last week, I've been participating on a Twitter chat on Tuesday evenings at 9 PM EST under the hashtag #fireworkpeople and some of these quotes are an extension of what we spoke about last Tuesday. One of the questions that caught my attention and that I often meditate on is: What can I do to get one step closer to achieving my dreams (whether it's career wise, spiritually or even learning a new hobby). I started thinking that for me, as a creative, I often get flooded with ideas and I often have to prioritize and sometimes do the things that I don't enjoy as much (obligations) in order to put myself in a position to have the necessary resources in order to do more of what I really want to do.
Living in the light of eternity changes your priorities.- Rick Warren
I learned that we can do anything, but we can't do everything... at least not at the same time. -Dan Millman
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven- The Bible (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
Here are some things I do and ask myself when making my to-do list:
- Are there any deadlines I have to meet that need my attention first?
- How long will my project take? (give yourself a determined block of time and always give yourself more time than what you first plan because chances are it will take longer)
- When working on a project, try not to multi-task because it actually takes away from productivity. To help with that, I set working times with little rewards at the end of the time that I plan to work for. It really inspires me because I love rewards.
-I breakdown a bigger and more tedious task into a series of smaller projects that will take less time to complete. That way I can scratch things out of my list faster and feel a sense of accomplishment.
- I usually share at least part of my list with someone for accountability purposes.
How good are you at prioritizing? Do you have any tips on how to do so more effectively?