Here’s How To Prioritize Your Work When Everything Seems Important

Managing a business can sometimes be overwhelming, no matter how hard you try it’s normal that there are days where things seem to be too much to handle, that’s called being human. When you’re passionate about your work, it’s even harder to prioritize your tasks since everything feels so important. 

We made a small list of things you can do to make this issue easier to deal with. There is always a way to make sure everything gets done in the end. 

Make a list

The first thing you’d want to do is make a list of everything that needs to be done for the end of the day. Don’t worry about the order of the list, for now, just write down everything you need to accomplish. 

Know the difference between what is important to YOU and what is ACTUALLY important

The next step is to start prioritizing your tasks. Forget about your work preferences. What is urgent and needs to be done right away? Those tasks should be first on your list. When you think of something urgent it needs to be a task that if it isn’t done in a certain time frame, the consequences will be negative. 

What’s the value?

As a business, you’re in it for the passion, but also for the money. Prioritize tasks that will make you earn money over tasks that won’t. 

‘’For example, focus on client projects before internal work; setting up the new CEO’s computer before re-configuring the database; answering support tickets before writing training materials, and so on. Another way to assess value is to look at how many people are impacted by your work. In general, the more people involved or impacted, the higher the stakes.’’ – LiquidPlanner

One step at a time

Starting with the tasks that are urgent and require your full attention, is a good idea. After this, you can take it one step at a time and just go down your list. Don’t think too much about it, let yourself focus on the tasks you’re working on and you’ll be amazed at how fast you can get your list completed. 

Know when it’s time to call it quits

It’s okay to sit back, relax after you’re done with everything that had to be done and it’s also okay to cut some tasks off your list and do them the next day if they’re not high priority. Sometimes there is simply not enough time in the day and that’s okay. 

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