How to Prioritize Tasks Effectively: GET THINGS DONE ✔

Learn how to manage your tasks effectively for school, work, social and life – so you know how to be productive with your time. By knowing how get things done effectively you can improve your time management skills and become more productive.

Do you have a lot of things to do, but you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start? This video will show you a simple way to prioritize your tasks in the right order, so you can be more productive and have time for the things that matters in your life.

There are 2 factors that define what we do: urgent and important.
– Urgent means that it requires your attention right now and has immediate consequences.
– Important is anything that helps us achieve our own long-term goals and values. These are the things that will have a big impact on your life. However, since they do not have a clear deadline and the consequences of not doing them doesn’t appear right away, it’s easier to tell yourself “you’ll do it later”.

The first step is of prioritizing is to write a list of all the things you need to get done.
The next step is to put each task on your list into one of the following categories:

Steven Covey also wrote about this process in his book “7 habits of highly effective people”. This method helps you to quickly identify the activities that you should focus on when you’re under time pressure and it keeps you on track with your long-term goals.

BOX 1: important and urgent
Example: project deadlines, medical emergencies and problems.
Strategy: Do it NOW.

BOX 2: –important and not urgent
Example: health, relationships and dreams.
Strategy: Schedule and do it as soon as possible.

BOX 3: urgent and not important activities
Example: interruptions, random phone calls/texts, unimportant emails.
Strategy: Reschedule or delegate

BOX 4: not urgent and not important
Example: watching TV, checking social media and other time wasters.
Strategy: Do it later or avoid it completely!

Once you know your priorities, organize your life around them. Your actions reflect your priorities and in order to say yes to them, you have to be willing to say no to something else. We all have 24 hours. You always have time to do what you believe is important. It’s about respecting your time. And setting your priorities right is a great way to start!

Thank you for watching and I’ll talk to you next time! 🙂

“To change your life – change your priorities.”


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