priorities.

After I wrote my last blog post, I received a lot of amazing feedback. I even got some constructive criticism. It’s been an extremely humbling experience “hanging all my dirty laundry out to dry” (as my mother puts it). It’s kind of surreal walking around town and knowing that a good portion of it knows a part of my life that’s been so secret for so long. But it’s definitely liberating as well. So many of you reached out privately to let me know that I’m not alone, and I can’t thank you all enough for the support. I haven’t written on my usual posting day (Monday) this week because, well, Shavuot. But also because I think I was still recovering from my last post.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but my Shavuot was LOOONG.  Never ending long. I just wanted to get back to normal life, with technology, normal showers, and structure. After a holiday like this, I find that there is often a readjustment period and it takes a little more effort than usual to get back into the swing of things. There are more dishes, laundry, and cleaning to be done, and I just feel behind in life in general.

When it’s time to look at my to do list, as a professional organizer, I have the advantage of having taken courses in productivity and prioritization under my belt to help me along the way. I usually have the overwhelming feeling of just wanting to do it all (or nothing at all). It helps me to analyze each task and categorize it in the following way:

Urgent Not Urgent
Important BEST

*filing your taxes when they’re due

GREAT

*Self care

Not important WORST

*social media

WORSTEST

*finding a plot of land to be buried in…in your teens (morbid much?)

I was discussing with a client today that it’s so important to remember, that just because you’re getting stuff done, if it isn’t important, then what’s the point? If it doesn’t seem important, but it’s something you do for your sanity, then it automatically gets categorized as self-care and moves up to a great way to spend your time.

I know so many people who seem to spend their time dealing with distractions and even worse, things that seem like a terrible use of time (myself included), and sometimes, all it takes is sitting down and dedicating the time to figure out what’s really important in life…and then delegating the rest (if possible).

I’d love to know what your main time suckers are, like social media is for me. Please let me know in the comment section below!

Wishing you all a very productive week ahead!

Best,

Nehama

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