Six tips on how to prioritise + Nordgreen review


My life has been quite hectic lately (in a good way though). I've left one job, started another, been on holiday and started again. Whilst I've enjoyed all the excitement and the hustle and bustle of a busy life, it has been difficult to keep on track of everything - from scheduling time to go to the gym, to writing entries on here. When leading a busy lifestyle, it's incredibly important to learn how to effectively prioritise - not only so you can stay on top of your workload, but also so that you don't burn out or miss out on the things that you enjoy.

I've always been told that I have pretty good organisational skills both inside and outside work and that I'm great at prioritising, so I decided today to put together a short post on my top prioritising tips.

Make a note of your most urgent and non-urgent tasks

One of the easiest ways of figuring out what tasks you should prioritise is to create three columns and write down your urgent tasks in one and non-urgent tasks in another and the deadline besides them.  Highlight the tasks that you need to do straight away so that they stand out and create a plan on how to tackle the rest.

Create a timing plan

Even if you haven't been given a deadline, it's always important to set one. Setting deadlines gives us a date or goal to work towards and gives us the kick we sometimes need to get tasks done. Be realistic and don't pressure yourself too much, unless you have left something until the very last minute.

Take one step at a time

Take one step at a time and try not to rush through activities. I always schedule my day out hour by hour so I know exactly what I'm doing and can stay on track of the time. I find that wearing a watch is less of a distraction than checking the time on my mobile phone. This gorgeous watch from Nordgreen* is one of the latest in my collection. It is sleek, sophisticated and perfect for wearing in the office. If you're in the market for a new watch, you can get 10% off by using FOREVERMISSVANITY10.


Do the tasks that you are dreading first

If you start with the tasks that make you the happiest, you will put off the ones that you don't really want to do. The best thing you can do is get the 'worst' tasks ticked off your list first.

Don't stress yourself out

Stressing yourself out leads to procrastination and anxiety and in the end, it is counterproductive. Try to stay calm, think logically and if you're struggling, reach out to your colleagues, friends or family for advice.

Focus on the end goal

Always focus on the end goal to help get you through your workload and think how much easier life will be once you get your task out of the way. Once you have done have your urgent tasks, you will be able to breathe a sigh of relief and a weight will be lifted on your shoulder. Getting your smaller tasks done will make you feel great that you are making progress.

What are your top prioritising tips?


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