Everyone has 24 hours in a day. 7 days in a week. 365 days in a year.
No one gets any extra time. So, why is it that some people seem to have it all together while others struggle to get everything done?
Staying organized is the only difference between those that get things done and those that don’t. In order to get the most out of your time, you need to plan and stick to the plan.
So, how do you do it?
- At the beginning of the work week, make a list of everything that you need to do.
- Prioritize your list by ordering your list with the most important/urgent tasks at the top and the least important/urgent tasks at the bottom. When reorganizing, you may find that some things on your list can be combined or that some tasks aren’t really as urgent as you thought and may not even have a place on your list.
- Make it your goal to accomplish no more than 3 tasks on your list each day. Limiting yourself to three tasks a day will help you to get things done while not feeling overwhelmed.
- If there’s anything on your list that doesn’t get done by Friday, highlight it as a reminder to include it on your list for next week. Or, as stated above, you may find that it’s not as important and/or urgent as you thought and you may find that you can completely remove it from your list.