LETTER FROM HB: PRIORITIZEJanuary 5, 2016 2:10 am
We put a lot of pressure on January. It’s the month that we decide that we are going to change–whether that be eating healthy, working out, being a better friend, or starting a new hobby. This desire to change often puts a lot of pressure to drastically change habits and start fresh–which can often deter us from accomplishment. Last month we discussed optimization–the importance of organizing your time to set yourself up for balance and success. The other part of this is prioritization–knowing what is most important on your to-do list and keeping that overarching goal in mind. This month we will focus on content that aids you in doing just that.
As a procrastinator, I often leave things to the last minute so here’s what I’m working on prioritizing this month:
Goal: Eating as clean as possible
How I’m Prioritizing: Spending Sunday grocery shopping and prepping food that afternoon. I’ll make a dish or two that can be eaten throughout the week. I’ll also chop a ton of veggies so that I can grab a snack on the go or throw them all in the bowl for a quick but clean meal.
Goal: Meeting my deadlines
How I’m Prioritizing: Setting a few deadlines, rather than just one. I’ll place all due dates in my calender with multiple alerts so that I am reminded. By giving myself a few days between writing the rough draft and final copy, I give myself the proper time to successfully create great content.
Goal: Doing more community service
How I’m Prioritizing: One of my best friends works for Global Citizen and always inspires me to give back to my community. This month I’ll be volunteering with her–that way I am accountable for a plan. Plus I get to give back with a close girlfriend–there’s nothing better.
Whatever you are trying to achieve, it can be accomplished by prioritizing. Don’t feel overwhelmed–identify your goals, break it down and make it happen. You got this!