Do you feel like you are constantly playing catch-up? Like your to-do list just fills itself up every day.
It’s one of the most common struggles of a working mom and the antidote to that is prioritization.
Write down all the important things that you need to do, then write down when you would ideally do them.
Prioritizing will bring that feeling of control back into your days so here are some tips to help you prioritize like a boss:
1. Write down the important things that you need to get done.
You probably feel like you don’t need to, but writing everything down will help you lay them all out. I want you to see everything you have to do whether it’s for work or personal tasks, including setting an appointment for your health checkup or meeting with your child’s teacher.
2. Beside every task, write down when you will ideally do them.
Is it during that space between your meetings? Is it on your lunch break? Is it in the morning before everyone in your house wakes up? Is it in the evening after everyone in your house goes to bed? Is it during your commute?
When are you ideally going to get it done?
3. Now, when new things come your way, you need to take a look at them and ask yourself, “Is this new thing worth disrupting my current schedule?”
When new things come your way, see if you have space. And if you don’t have space, compare it against the other important things you have.
Are you okay with moving one of the important things to accommodate it?
When you’ve taken these steps, you can clearly see if you have space. And if you don’t, you can easily compare which are the most important ones.
If you do these 3 steps, you are gonna be prioritizing like nobody’s business. 💪
Take some time now to act on it because without action, these tips are nothing. So take what you need and act on them.
If you want to hear more from me, you can go ahead and check out my podcast, The Savvy Working Mom, anywhere you listen to podcasts.