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Monday, January 23, 2012

Prioritizing Your Day

If your head is swimming with all the things you need to do today, it's time to prioritize!

Make a list of the things you need to do today. 

You have several options:
- do the hardest thing first
- do the highest priority first
- do the highest/hardest thing during your peak energy time.

Of course, it's nice if all of the above could coincide - doing the hardest and top priority during your peak energy time. For example, my top priority is to exercise. It's also my hardest thing to do. And since my peak energy time is in the morning, I won't let myself come downstairs on the days I exercise until I have done it. 

Prioritize the rest of the list. You may want to assign time amounts to each task, so tasks don't grow to fill the time you have. This helps to keep you focused and sharp.  

I also find it helpful to have a list of several top priority things I want to do every day. By keeping that list in front of me, I'm less likely to get distracted. And I get off to a quick start in the morning instead of floundering for a while.

More help on prioritizing:
Rethinking Your Life in 3 Weeks
Rethinking Life Coaching Session
1-2-3 ... Get Organized Time Management books