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Setting Your Priorities

Do you ever get overwhelmed with all that remains on your to-do list by the end of the day?

The to-do list NEVER ends.

It is a list that feels completely never-ending. New things are always being added onto it, never allowing one to finish. Do you struggle to know where to start?

In society we are faced with so many choices which can lead to huge amounts of anxiety.

The fear of choosing and valuing the wrong one can be crippling for some. The pressure to be doing the right thing in life, and with life can lead to so much anxiety.

When you are living a life that is already consumed by anxiety, this can be so frustrating.

A planner works for some, but for others, it can be even more overwhelming to see how much you have planned, or how many goals you have.

The first thing I do when I get overwhelmed, whether by thoughts, or things to do, or something else, is to make sure you can understand each one. My mind gets very fuzzy when it is too full and I find it easiest to understand when I write things down.

I call this `Managing my Priorities`. It is what I do to understand what my priorities are, and what they should be based on my goals.

Why write it down?

Writing things down can help you understand your emotions/feelings more clearly, and even help you understand what you want for an outcome. Writing things down also helps to clear your mind so you can actually draw your attention to what you WANT to use your attention for.

There is no order necessary.

You don`t need to focus so much as to where you are writing things on the paper, the important piece is that you ARE writing things down and clearing your mind, making it much easier to regain focus again.

It helps to keep you focused.

Again, the focus piece! I try to practise being intentional with where I am putting my focus and energy, though this is not always easy.

When I clean out my mind and put it on paper it helps me to feel more calm and organised with my thoughts.

It helps to keep you intentional with your energy and focus.

If you have a whole bunch of things in your mind, and you really don`t know where to start or what to do, or anything of the sorts, seeing it on a piece of paper can help put things into perspective for you, and help you regain your focus back to what you wanted to do in the first place.

Setting Priorities.

Now that you have it all out on paper, you can set some priorities with ease. Setting priorities can help with feeling out-of-control in life or in your mind.

Write them down.

Write down your priorities. Whatever they are, they are valid and important, and it`s important for you to see that, and to believe that.

The importance of priorities.

Knowing what your priorities are helps to know where to put your energy. It helps to be intentional in your life and WITH your life. It helps you to actually live a life you WANT to live when you can understand what you want out of it.

How do you set priorities?

Do you have a method to help clear your mind?

Love Always, N

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18 Comments

  • Novellisteer

    I can’t state it enough but writing things down save a lot and we should not be afraid of re writing our goals or priority.
    I tends to split my task into monthly then weekly and finally a top 3 daily to do task

    • admin

      That’s fantastic!! Thank you for sharing that! I totally agree about the point that we should not be afraid of re-writing goals or priorities. Thanks for this!💜

  • Kelly

    💛 – I definitely get overwhelmed and stressed; this is a great post! I have a Cozi calendar between my hubby and I – it’s where we put ALL of our events or things we are doing apart or together or with the kiddos in! It definitely helps!

  • Paris

    I personally find To Do lists can be more overwhelming than the tasks themselves. I try to split my list into Today, Tomorrow, Next Week, etc. Breaking it down really helps me.

  • Bethany Jane

    I couldn’t agree more with you! Writing things down really helps clear my anxious mind and stops me feeling quite so overwhelmed. I also think it makes it a lot easier to work out what tasks are urgent and what you can leave till later. It’s such a helpful way to make sure you are focused on your tasks and goals!
    Beth x

  • Sandy

    Setting metrics and goals to accomplishing tasks and work projects is a must! Found this post to be inspiring and resourceful! I use my daily planner and couldn’t live without it. Definitely helps to make the day/week less stressful.

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  • Donna

    We try to do so many things at the same time and in the end, we feel we did nothing. All the technology and the “need to be faster” is driving everybody crazy. I always did my lists to do my tasks and it always helped me.

  • Naomi (Inching Forwards)

    I totally agree that it’s brilliant to write things down to figure out where your priorities lie – seeing it down on paper can really put things in perspective. I’m currently experimenting with a bullet journal myself, but it’s VERY early days, so I don’t know how I’ll find it. But no matter what, I’m definitely going to continue writing things down in some form. Thank you for sharing!

  • Alisa Russell

    These are great tips. I write down what I want to get accomplished too. And I have to say this. Your header is gorgeous. I love all the pretty flowers. Looking forward to reading more.

  • Kimberly Leatherwood

    Great tips! I write down everything! What I generally do is divide a piece of paper in half – on one side I write the things I would like to get done at some point in the near future and on the other side I write the things that must be done by a certain time. Keeping them separated keeps me on track!

  • Michelle Tikalsky

    Writing things down is helpful. I get headaches if I try to keep track in my head. It seems like there’s more and is more over whelming.

  • Beth Gray

    I really enjoyed this – especially since I am at the moment writing a post about brain-dumping and THEN prioritising – and how everything that goes in the brain-dump doesn’t have to make it onto the list

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