Do you sometimes find it difficult to prioritise things?
I know I do.
There’s always so much more to do than there is time to do it in, and even making a very comprehensive list doesn’t always help.
It can seem even worse when you see the length of it, knowing that there just aren’t enough hours in the day.
But I think that getting someone else’s perspective can help a lot, especially when they know you pretty well.
That’s what happened the other day, talking with a friend.
After I’d taken him through my ginormous To-Do list (not something to boast about really) his view was that it would be best to prioritise on the things that are ‘getting to me’ the most.
It gave me a much better sense of what should come first.
It’s probably pretty much the same for you.
You’ll know you can’t do everything.
But rather than ending up doing nothing (a common reaction to having too much on your plate) step back for a minute to ask yourself which of these demands are getting to you the most.
And preferably do so in conversation with someone else.
Tackle those things first.
The chances are that you’ll then feel strong enough to knock off some of the others too.