Saturday, March 29, 2008

Getting Your Tasks Organized

Spring is here and with it comes a chance for renewal and a chance to focus on what is really important. The Meyers-Briggs personality profile suggests we all have natural inclinations that lead us to a natural sense of precise order or casual flexibility. Certain types are drawn to structure and organization while others tend to go with the flow, both of which are fine. Regardless of your natural inclination, however, you can take the changing of the season as an opportunity to regroup and find where your energy should be placed for the upcoming months. Personally, my “to do list” is getting nuts. I have so many “great ideas” to juggle that I fear I will drop all the balls. A smart person once told me, “It is better to excel at a few things than be mediocre at many.” With that in mind, I knew it was time to scale back and put some things in the “to do later” file.

If you are faced with a similar situation, it is good to step back and take some time to think about what is most important for today; what is most important for this month and then move out. Your list will quickly begin to sort itself out and the priorities will move to the top. What makes things priority will be up to you to define. Once defined you can place your filters in place and run all the items through it. Your filters can be things like making immediate money, fulfilling external due dates or taking time to relax. Once you’ve decided what is most important for you right now, then the rest will fall into place. My filters included; Assessing the workshops we have booked for the upcoming months and ensuring we have done everything to exceed expectations, meeting an external publishing deadline, planning Fall events and completing items for my yoga teacher training. After that I let some of the other ideas stack on to be reassessed later.

As always, enjoy today and happy sorting.

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