Setting priorities can seem overwhelming and impossible if you’re always running late or feel like you never have enough time. In this post, I’m going to share how to set priorities which will allow you to manage your time wisely.
If you’re here, you’re probably used to being pulled in a hundred different direction. That’s why it’s so important to set priorities for yourself so you’re able to manage your time a little better.
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How to set priorities in 5 simple ways
There are a few things to go over about your priorities before you set them. This will help you know why you’re setting priorities and how to know what your priorities are.
Why setting priorities are important
Setting priorities are important because when you are juggling a family, career, home, and yourself it’s important to set daily priorities so you can manage your time wisely. A great way to do that is setting a daily to-do list.
How do you determine your priorities?
The best way to do that is to take a look at your daily tasks. Which ones are urgent vs. important; important vs. not really important. Make a list in order of which tasks are most important. This is how you’ll be able to determine your priorities.
How to set priorities
Know where your time is going
It’s important to know where your time is going when setting your priorities. When you know how much time you are spending on things throughout the day you’ll be able to make a clear schedule that’s easy to follow.
Get to know what a typical daily schedule is like
It’s easier to set priorities when you can really know what your days are like. Things to ask yourself would be:
- How often do you run errands
- When do you do the shopping
- How long do you spend cleaning
- What are your work hours
- What does a typical day look like
By answering these questions you’ll be able to really figure out what your typical day looks like.
Plan out your day
I’m a huge lover of to-do lists. They allow me to stay organized. I’ve been able to prioritize my life, become more efficient, and I’m able to manage my time wisely by creating a to-do list.
To start, create a list of 5 things that you need to complete for the day. Then use that as your guide throughout the day. You’ll be surprised by how much you’re able to accomplish by using this simple tip.
Make time for yourself
We often do think about making ourselves a priority and maybe that’s the problem.
If you are running and running and never taking breaks you’ll become too tired to actually get anything done. Make sure that you carve out a little bit of me time during the day.
Automate as much as you can
We live in a digital age. Try to move some tasks to automation. Tools like your phone or the IFTTT app will allow you to add simple tasks that you might do every day on autopilot.
By automating you’re able to add new and more important priorities in your life.
I really hope that you’ve found these tips useful and allow you to set priorities. Giving yourself a break and knowing where your time is going is going to be so useful when you start prioritizing your life.