Isn’t it funny how prioritizing can SEEM so obvious, but somehow we forget to do it?
If you follow my snap chat (@oby_o), you’ll see that I try to keep a consistent schedule – I found out (the hard way) how important it is to set my priorities for the week.
Setting priorities is a way to get more balance in life, and increase your productivity. But as a (working) mom it’s one thing to set priorities and another thing to actually stick to the schedules / priorities you have set for yourself. And if there is anything I’ve learnt in motherhood, it’s that kid(s) don’t always care about your da*n schedules loool!! There’s no scheduling for poop time is there? Heck, I can barely schedule sleep time!!!
By failing to prioritize, I find myself being over-committed with meetings / consultations, work, play dates, swim lessons, home lessons, lunch dates, family functions, religious responsibilities, exercise (or lack thereof) and sooooo on!!!
Especially of late, I have to say, I’m extremely unqualified to be giving any tips on “the Balancing Act”. Currently, I’m overwhelmed with being overwhelmed. My desk at work is a mess, my emails and DM‘s are yet to be replied, I’m definitely not getting enough sleep, I don’t drink nearly enough water, I haven’t gone to the gym is almost 2 weeks, and with my blog coming up there is desperate need to prioritize!!!
I think many of us somehow overlook to take the time to consciously map out our priorities in great detail. So instead of thinking about your priorities in a broad, general sense, what you can do is figure out (and note down) what you want to accomplish; given the definite number of hours in the day and days in the week, and then cut out those things that there isn’t time for.
Even I need this at the moment…..I need to prioritize, and revisit my priorities regularly. At least that way, even if I can’t do everything I want to, I would know I have chosen to spend my time the way I did.
Does prioritizing seem to help you? if you try it, drop a comment, if you don’t need to try it please share how you manage your schedules.
Love & Light,