Goals, Priorities and Responsibilities- OH MY!

Goals, Priorities and Responsibilities- OH MY!

Does anyone else feel overwhelmed when it comes to responsibilities, setting goals and prioritizing them?

Ohmigosh, I sure do! I think my problem, most of all, is that I procrastinate. When I procrastinate, everything gets piled up, too much on my plate and can’t think clearly to be able to prioritize them because of being so overwhelmed.

So…. To solve my problem, I decided to set a schedule and take on little tasks and move on to the next task at hand. If you use a calendar or planner, write out a list for each day of tasks that must be done at the top of the list, what I want to do and lastly, what I can do if I have time and that can be done while watching TV.  If you use a notebook; make three columns may be labeled as i.e. (urgent, important and leisure). You can also categorize the tasks by if they are a household chore, business/work, personal or for a family or friend. Some people use computer programs like Evernote and PlannerPro. They are good to use but I prefer writing things out and being able to see and hold in my hands and I can mark out what’s been done, make additional notes as needed. I also like to use highlighters and colored pens to color code for what’s been done or type of task.

There may be hobbies or projects that you enjoy or have put off because of more important things always need to be done. Set aside at least once a week for an hour or longer to do something that you enjoy. We all need to have that time for our sanity! If you don’t have time to plan an outing with a friends or family, give them a call or a random message to let them know that you haven’t forgotten about them.

With today’s technology, it is easy to lose touch with everyone. Even though technology makes it easy to communicate, there is so much going on and there are so many social media platforms that it is sometimes hard to keep up with it all.

Please leave comments if you like 😉

SpryGirl

Comments

Stefani @ Crafty Christian

I need to do this! I’ve been doing awful with the procrastination lately, gahhhh.

    admin

    I know what you mean. I hope some of these ideas helped you some. Good luck staying on track for the New Year!

Belle

Love it! Yeah, things can get pretty overwhelming if you don’t know how to prioritize. I love how you suggested setting aside an hour a week to do something that we enjoy. I’ve been wanting to do that but with a full-time job, 2 toddlers, and running a blog, it just makes it so hard!

Belle | One Awesome Momma

    admin

    Yes, having Me time has been put on the wayside for me. We gotta have that time for ourselves, even if it’s to escape in a bubble bath. Thank you for your comment.

Shopgirl Anonymous

It is so hard to struggle social life, with mom life, with work life, and with blog life! oi! I will have to look into some calendar, reminding me to “call mom” every once and a while!

    admin

    Life does get busy and overwhelming. Thank you for your comment.

Georgiana

I’m such a planner nerd! I tried going digital for all my projects and to-do lists, but nothing beats actually putting pen to paper and making it happen. There’s something so satisfying about crossing things off, lol! In any case, I’m big into goals right now.

    admin

    Exactly! I’m glad i’m not the only one that feels that way. Thank you for your comment.

Jasmine Hewitt

There’s been a few things I’ve put off because, you know..adulting!

    admin

    I know what you mean. I hope some of these ideas helped you. Thank you for your comment.

Stacy- Taylor411

I really need to set aside an hour for things I enjoy, doing this is my biggest procrastination.

    admin

    I hope you are able to use some of these ideas. Thank you for your comment.

Tara

I’ve used planners and made To-Do lists for a long time, but I am just beginning to realize the importance of categorizing what I am doing.

    admin

    There are so many things that we can put into categories. Like kids, home chores, bill paying schedule, shopping list, etc. I hope you got something out of my post. Thank you for your comment.

Lacey

I bought a new planner for 2017 and I am so excited to sit down and write out some things to do everyday to prevent myself from procrastinating because I have a problem with that sometimes too.

    admin

    That sounds like fun. I hope it goes well for you. Thank you for your comment.

Megan

Hm haven’t heard of plannerpro – will need to check it out!

    admin

    Sounds good! Thank you for your comment.

Stephanie

Totally agree! If my minds cluttered with everything I have to do, I get totally stressed out and can’t accomplish anything! I love writing things out by hand too.

    admin

    Hands-on works best for me too. Thank for your comment.