The adage says, “We all have the same 24 hours a day”. Yes, it’s a cliche, and it likely more annoying than helpful – but it is true. We can’t create more time out of thin air, but we can use it more effectively.
Sometimes we can become paralyzed when there is so much to do, we don’t know where to start. That is why prioritizing your tasks is so important. Knowing what you need to work on and when you need to do it will only increase your productivity. Prioritizing and making a plan can help you to move forward, one step at a time.
Yes, you can accomplish your to-do list and move forward. Prioritizing can be done. Here are the first 4 tips to help you get started:
Tip 1: Prioritizing
Tip 2: Make a List
Tip 3: Rank Your Priorities List by Urgency
Tip 4: Break Your Large Tasks into Smaller Pieces
Strive to break your large tasks into smaller pieces -lLike a jigsaw puzzle. This makes the task more manageable and lets you have more control over the moving parts. Some smaller parts of your large task might need to be completed earlier than others. It is easier to prioritize when you know this.
For another perspective on this, see a previous blog post “Why I Wash the Towels First“