“Oh bother,” Winnie-the-Pooh might exclaim when confronted with his author’s quote on organization. It might seem like you could just take off and do something – anything- instead of making lists. The problem with rushing about into this task or that task is you are likely to end up “all mixed up.”
When confronted with too much to do, the best way to approach setting priorities is to create some lists. At any given time, you’ve a set of things to do for your job, another set to do for your home, a third set to do for your personal life and, most important, you’ve things you really need to do for yourself, from finding time to exercise to making time for important health checks.
Creating lists is a great way to prioritize. The act of listing each thing you need to do will bring about a sense of logic. There are certain things that must be done before other things can be accomplished. Want to sell your house? Fixing that leaky roof should come first. Want to get a promotion at work? Taking responsibility for a new project will need to come first. Use your lists of things to do to help you prioritize.
Until next time …