If you’re like me, you may feel challenged in the area of time management. Every day there are urgent tasks, important but not urgent tasks, and urgent/important tasks that I need to get done. Personally, I struggle the most with the important but not urgent tasks. Those are the things that I value, but that can easily get bumped into the “I’ll get to it at some point” category. For me, those things mostly involve self-care and relationships. If I’m not incredibly mindful and proactive, I can go through a day (or even a few days) without doing the things that are most important.
One tool that has been helpful is The Daily Checklist. I learned about it from Leo at Zen Habits (an incredible resource in cultivating healthy habits). Put 5-7 things you want to do on a daily basis. You can change it any time. Allow it to help you stay focused on what’s important.
Here is my Daily Checklist:*
- Spend time with God
- Spend time with family
- Eat fruits and vegetables