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10 ways to get your priorities in order

Guest post written by Nike’s Corner.

Today’s post I will be sharing with you guys tips on how to get your priorities in order so that you can be more focused  and be able to have a clear vision of what you want to achieve in life.

When we think about what we want in life, what exactly comes to our mind? Is it traveling the world? Is it being the richest person on earth? I know a lot of us want to be the richest person. Whatever it is you decide you want in life, it depends on how you get your priorities in order and I know how this can be hard. Everything in the world we live in at the moment is so fast paced, one has keep up with all the changes that keep happening and in keeping up we lose sight of most of our priorities.

Every once in a while we need to ask ourselves why we are doing what we doing because if we lose sight of the “why” then we lose sight of everything that why it is very important get your priorities in order.

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Think about what is most Important to you

Number one tip on how to get your priorities in order is to think about what is most important to you. Think deep and hard about what it is that is very important to you, what values are important you, what are your goals, what are your dreams. You can’t start something without having a vision of what you want to accomplish. So you need to figure out what your priorities about figuring out what your goals are.

Create a plan that is actionable

Number two tip is to create a plan that is actionable after thinking about what your priorities are.  You need to create a plan that is actionable. You can’t create a plan that you will not be able to work on – jot down what your plans are and then you can create some actionable goals that you can create and be able to achieve them.

Always write down your goals

Write down what your goals and tasks are going to be like, that way it will help you stay organised and focused, if you don’t write them down then you will be all over the place.

Create time slots for your tasks

This is very important. You need to create time slots for each tasks that you want to do. Take me for example – there are a lot of things that I am doing for the moment but I have focused my time and energy into three things which are blogging, podcast, and designing, now. This is how I do it – during the weekdays, I focus my attentions to blogging and designing, I do blogging in the morning from 8am to 12noon I take a one hour break and then I start working on designing from 1pm to 6pm. And then on the weekends I work on podcast. This work balance works for me so you also need to create and find what works best for you.

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Get rid of distractions

Another tip on how to get your priorities in order is to get rid of distraction. I know this can be tough to do but you just have to do it – you can leave things that you know that will be of distractions to you off, switch off your phone, television or just leave the room.

Reflect from time to time

Reflecting on how what you have done and accomplished is very important. This way, you get to look and reflect on how far you have come and what are the steps you need to take forward going forward with your plans, you can also be able to celebrate your wins which is also very important.

Be honest with yourself

On this journey, you need to be honest with yourself all throughout because it allows you to have a positive mindset, therefore achieving your priorities in the long run. So you need to tell yourself some hard truth as you go through this.

Take small steps

You need to take this small step by small step so that you can be able to achieve what you want. If you take big steps you will end up not achieving anything, so go slow as possible and you will get the much-needed result.

 

Always know that changing priorities is okay

This is very important, you need to know that as we grow older our priorities change and that’s okay. All we just have to is create plans as our priorities change.

Check in with yourself

The last tip and most important tip on this list is to check in with yourself. This is very crucial because if you don’t like or have a passion for what you are doing, then it will be for nothing. So you need to check in with yourself along the way to see if you are still interested in the goals you planned to achieve.

That is all the tip that I have for you on how to get your priorities in order, I hope you enjoyed reading this article!

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Adenike Opere is a 24-year old blogger that writes about dating tips and ideas, self development, and personal growth. Check out her blog here!

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30 Comments

  • Markus + Micah

    Agree with your tips. Really appreciate that it begins with reflection and circles back to it in the end as well. Much of what we do or do not do truly depends on the awareness we create.

  • Nancy

    It is so important that we know how to organize our priorities. We have a lot to do but getting it done takes some behind the scenes work. I am big with being realistic. sometimes, it is not the right time.

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

  • Karen

    Really interesting post, trying to find a goal in life and then sticking to it is such a challenge, some really helpful tips here on how to do it.

    • sangeetaberi01

      It’s a great read! I use to inscribe my goals on my scheduled journals. Sometimes it works sometimes not. But, it constantly keeps me motivated to reach my target. Thanks for sharing.

  • Nicola

    I love writing everything down, having a brain dump and reflecting. It’s become a Sunday ritual for me. Now I’ve been getting busier since lockdown lifted I think I need to start time blocking so I get everything done and don’t spend too long on one thing. Great post, really useful tips, thank you! 🧡

    Nicola | nicoladaletraining.com

  • Gem Taroni

    Taking small steps is key – I’m currently saving and it’s easy to get frustrated when it feels like not a lot has changed but looking back, it’s made a massive difference! X

  • Shirsha

    I’m slowly beginning to understand that the key to long term success starts with reflection and checking in with yourself. Also,taking small steps is key. 🙂

  • Lauren

    I think writing down your goals is really important but it’s important to remember things don’t always go to plan too!

  • Nicola

    I’ve seen lots on time blocking recently for getting things done and it seems like a really productive way of doing things. I’m gonna give it a go. Thanks for sharing, these are great tips! x

    Nicola | nicoladaletraining.com

  • Abundance of Flavor

    I’m a planner through and through and always have a running list through my head, on my phone, on sticky-notes, everywhere. Lately I’ve been trying to do a “brain-dump” every morning in one place. Open up a word document and list out everything I want to accomplish soon with work, home, my blog, cleaning, errands, everything. It has been SO helpful to clear my head of invading thoughts all day and to have everything all in one place

  • Jaya Avendel

    I tend to change my priorities often, so it is always reassuring to know that is not a crime! Writing things down is also an awesome way for me to look back and see how I am doing or what I want to work harder at. 🙂

  • loveemblogger

    These are great tips. I sometimes struggle with prioritising because I do the things I like first. It’s not the best way to do things, but I’ll be using these tips to help me out! Thank you for sharing

    Em x

  • BriCuzISaidSo

    Spending my day creating a time schedule cause that seems to be where I’m struggling the most, this post is SUPER helpful. Thanks so much, the perfect advice for my morning cup of coffee haha
    xo Bri

    • Clarissa

      Great tips! I often write about many of these same things! It’s important to set clear goals, plan, and time block. I also really love the point about it being okay to reprioritize. So many people act like these are set in stone, but as we grow, change, and learn, it’s okay to reevaluate if our priorities are still serving us!

  • Merry

    The biggest challenge for me is getting rid of distraction! Sometimes I hate myself because that lol 😂 but lately listening to relaxing music help me to stay focus on my list 🙂 Thanks for this great tips! x

  • prettyroundedcheyenne

    Great tips! I often have so many things that I want to accomplish that I have a hard time managing and prioritizing. I started doing daily schedules during the day to make sure I finish a task, and only work on a few a day!

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