So you’re struggling to squeeze in all the to-do’s you have on you agenda every day? How’s that working for you? It isn’t just work related stuff we have to do but for a lot of people work still occupies at least 8 – 10 hours of their day, 5 days a week (or more). After we have to take care of “the rest” which means our family and last but definitely not least, we take care of ourselves.
List of priorities:
That’s a stupid priority that will get you nowhere!
All of the three things in that list are very important things and we need to balance all of it to feel good. Yet we tend to prioritize work as the number 1 priority, we let our bosses push us around telling us what to do and when. This leaves too little time for what’s really important in life, which is you and your family and friends.
I’m not saying work isn’t important or that you can’t love you job, many do – including me. It’s just not the most important part of your life. It used to be for me but not anymore.
Here’s how it should look instead:
If we prioritize ourselves and take care of our body and mind we’re able to be much more efficient at work. Saying no to the stuff that we shouldn’t be doing will also help de-clutter your life, so saying no to your boss is necessary if you want to control your own life and not have it run by someone else. Do what you’re good at and areas where you really deliver value, leave the rest to someone else.
When you take care of yourself and become crystal clear about you work priorities you will have more time for family and friends, or whatever it is that you feel good about doing.
Next post will help you get highly efficient. I’ll share the favorite tools I use to help me stay updated and how to structure and focus all the tasks, large and small, I have to deal with every day. These tools help me work smarter, not harder, leaving time for other things in life than just work.
Until then, reverse the list of priorities!