Fall can be a time of busy schedules and trying to get stuff done!
Let’s face it, summer seems like a distant memory and fall just seems to feel like we are pressed for time and can leave us feeling more than a little overwhelmed…
When I get feeling like my schedule has been in a whirlwind and there aren’t enough hours in the day, I’ve had great success with thinking about this little acronym: WIN.
What’s Important Now gets me back to basics and teaches me to settle in and focus on those important things.
I find that making a list helps me to get honed in on those important tasks and to-do’s first.
Here’s the exercise:
Start with a blank piece of paper and as a free-write exercise, jot down everything that is on your plate. I mean everything. Brainstorm-style.
After your list is complete, circle your to-do’s based on colour-coded themes, ie: work, household, family, social, etc.
Once you’ve completed this step, now you can get really creative. Dividing a piece of paper into quadrants, separate your quadrants into categories:
High Value / High Impact
Long Term Growth / Slow Build
Have To’s / Commitments
Time wasters / No immediate need
Now, here’s the fun part! Once you’ve got everything into your quadrants, place a * by three things. These are the most important things to get done this week.
I hope that you try this little exercise and get set to WIN big!