Steve was at my place for breakfast. He loves English breakfast so Aaliyah and I made him the ‘fry-up’ that consisted of fried eggs, sausages, mushrooms, back bacon, tomatoes, fried bread, and white pudding.
“What a sumptuous breakfast, Bob and Aaliyah! I am so full! Loved every bit of it,” He said.
“Well, the credit goes to Bob. He did most of it,” replied Aaliyah.
“Bob, how do you manage to ace everything so perfectly? I mean be it at work or your personal life, how do you do it?” Asked Steve.
“Well, the secret is prioritizing! That helps me keep a balance!” I replied.
“And, how exactly do you do that?” He asked.
“Well I follow these three simple steps,” I said and then explained to him the following:
- Make a List- I make a ‘to-do’ list of work and see what all are urgent. I keep the important things on top priority. This gives me clarity and helps me to stay focused. The things that can be done later I simply keep them for some other time.
- Set A Timeframe- Once I chalk out the priority list I allot a duration of time to spend on each of them. This helps me to keep a track of time and progress accordingly. Being aware of the time frame helps me to alter my pace accordingly to finish it on time.
- Enjoy the Rest- Once I have an idea of how my day or week looks like, I can keep time for other things accordingly. That can be doing daily chores, socializing, planning out for the next party, arrangements, or making a sumptuous breakfast for a friend.
“Wow! This is helpful and honestly looks like things will be much easier,” replied Steve.
“Yes, follow this and see! This will bring a change in your life. This way I could strike a balance!” I said.
“I am following these!” He replied and we continued with our plan for the rest of the day.
Prioritizing makes it easier to strike a balance by planning out. It keeps us more focused and goal-driven. This in turn makes both our professional and personal life better and happier.
So, follow these simple three steps and let me know how it goes!