Create An Action Plan

Create An Action Plan

Take a few moments to create a plan of where you would like to see yourself in the next couple of months or years. 

Align those dreams with your priorities to help you focus on making your wishes come true. 

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Time Management

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What's Most Important To You
Before you can set your priorities, you need to figure out exactly what they are. 

"You have limited time and energy, so you need to determine what your top two priorities are at any given moment. 

Designate Specific Time Slots For Tasks

It's important to remember to set time aside for things that truly matter to you. 

Whatever it is, you won't feel fulfilled if you constantly put other things before your own happiness.

How You Want To Live Your Life

It’s important to have your priorities straight so you’re living a life of purpose and fulfillment that feels good for you. 

This way, you know what is important to you and you’re more in line with your intentions and what you really want out of life. 

Map Out Your Daily Tasks

Map out what you need to do every day to keep you motivated and focused. 

Also, estimate the time required for each task and map out what you can do each day to stay on track.

Take Time To Reflect

This means setting aside an afternoon or a block of time where you shut off your phone, put pen to paper and tell yourself that, even though you have a million things going on, this is a priority.

Analyze your life and figure out what kind of changes you need to make. If you feel like you have no time to do this, then honestly, that's even more of a reason for you to reflect.

Be Honest With Yourself

You have to check those priorities with reality. Keep track of how much time you truly spend on things each week, for at least a week or maybe two. Finally, compare the reality of your time with your ideal priorities. 

Make appropriate changes so your reality matches what really matters most to you.

Create A List

When we feel overwhelmed it can be challenging to figure out what our priorities are because everything can feel equally as important. A great tip to keep your priorities straight is to make a list of everything weighing on your mind. Once you see it in front of you, it already starts to feel more manageable. From there, rate each item on a scale from one to ten on its importance. By doing this you will be able to determine which priorities should come first.

Priorities Will Change

We must have awareness around the fact that our priorities will change as our lives and circumstances change. Some priorities will be ones that we focus on over the long term and other priorities will be focused on what’s happening right now.

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Attention Management

It's is the practice of controlling distractions, being present in the moment, finding flow, and maximizing focus, so you can create a life of choice, around things that are important to you.

It is the ability to recognize when your attention is being stolen (or has the potential to be stolen) and to instead keep it focused on the activities you choose. 

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Look At It As A Conversation

Go back to the concept of talking with someone rather than talking to someone.

It can help keep the other person cool, which pretty much always means you've won the argument.

How to Measure Your Goals
  • Whether you keep up with your goals in an app, on your computer or on a notepad, keep up with them.
  • Measure your progress by where you are compared to where you were.
  • When you look back, check for any patterns in your actions. There are certain things that allow us to complete more goals, while other things end up making us less productive. 
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