Hands up if you have something on your to-do list that really needs to be done, yet you keep putting it off.
Yep, me too!
In fact, we all do. It's so human of us to put off the big tasks, in favour of the little things that make us 'feel like we are getting stuff done' or things that bring us instant gratification.
Putting things off
So whilst you know you need to do a deep clean of the house, that TikTok video you stumbled across, has managed to swoop in and steal 5 minutes of your time. Thing is, you didn't WANT to turn it off, even though you knew you shouldn't be watching it, because it meant that you didn't have to face those grubby bathrooms!
Do you know what this is a symptom of?
The art of putting off the important things until the last minute.
This could be the one thing that is getting the way of you reaching your goals!
What can you do about it?
You have to Eat that Frog!
Have you ever heard of this concept? This is one of the sessions I train at work because it really does help you become more productive and in control of your workload.
Prioritising tasks and getting the MOST important thing done first, is the secret to having a productive and successful day.
PLUS, it's so simple!
How to prioritise your workload
Step ONE - Write down ALL of the things you need to do - all in one list.
Step TWO - organise your tasks in the following order;
1. the MOST IMPORTANT task (this is the FROG)
Example: Call the dentist about the pain in your wisdom tooth
2. Something you SHOULD do
Example: Put the laundry away
3. Something that is NICE to do
Example: Ordering the children some new summer clothes
4. is something that you can delegate or complete later in the week.
Example: Mowing the lawn
Every day you will need to amend your list and re-prioritise your tasks.
For example, If you don't move 'Mowing the lawn' up the priority list because you don't enjoy doing it, chances are it could become a big, fat, ugly FROG!!
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll get it done - Bruce Lee
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing - Walt Disney
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win and then expect to win - Zig Ziglar
Now make a start on that list...