Five Easy Tips on Setting Priorities

Do you ask yourself why some people find it easy to finish their tasks on time despite their very busy schedule? Do you whine that your tasks are somewhat unending even if you are working too much the whole day? If yes, chances are that you are not setting your priorities. PSST!PH shares five easy tips on how to set them right.

1. Goals must be SMART which means they should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Reasonable, and Timely.

Don’t be too hard on yourself by trying to cram daily for months just to catch up. If you feel that you are already behind schedule, start listing down the things that you can start and finish for a week. If you are still finding it difficult to follow your schedule, perhaps you are focusing more on a certain task than balancing the entire plan.

Five Easy Tips on Setting Priorities

2. If you find it difficult to wake up very early to start your day, prepare the things that you need before retiring at night.

Iron your clothes, shine your shoes, lay out your attire including accessories, prepare your stuff, and cook your breakfast for reheating the next day.

Five Easy Tips on Setting Priorities

3. It works all the time that you do your least favorite task on the time of the day when your energy level is high.

Doing your favorite task should serve as your unwinding time.

Five Easy Tips on Setting Priorities

4. To lessen your stress, separate major projects into small minor parts.

For example, clean every portion of your house one at a time rather than doing them all at the same time trying to do a general cleaning.

Five Easy Tips on Setting Priorities

5. Doing tasks at home is a family endeavor. If you have kids, get them involved in doing chores.

Aside from saving more time and energy, this teaches them independence.  If they can’t do it on weekdays due to their very busy school schedule, give them responsibility to do their assigned home tasks an hour or two during weekends.

Five Easy Tips on Setting Priorities

 

 

SJ Valdez

Dreamer, Doer, Self-proclaimed Adviser... Simply a MOM!