Putting Off An Important Task

How many times have you intended to do something very important but you just cannot get to it? Other, less important tasks get in your way. Before you know it, the time is gone and you haven’t completed a critical task.

Most of us contend with these task battles within ourselves daily. Which task wins — the less important one that feels urgent or the more important one that will take you one step closer to your goal? It is a dilemma but there are solutions. Here are a few tips:

  • STOP and EVALUATE the situation. Often by thinking it out before actually doing the less important task, you will be able to weigh the advantages of both tasks and decide what to do instead of acting impulsively.
  • Decide WHEN to do both tasks and put the time on your calendar. If you choose the less important one now, then set another time to tackle the critical project.
  • FOLLOW THROUGH on the appointment to complete the important project. If you continue to rocrastinate, ask yourself why and what you can do to complete it. Often times writing it down on a piece of paper is a big help, especially if you are a visual learner.
  • ASK A FRIEND for help – to shadow you, work alongside of you, or to serve as an accountability partner.

The next time you have to choose between two tasks – one urgent and one important – try one of these tips.

Need time management help? Call Leslie or Barbara at It’s Time To Get Organized (404-250-9600) or email: info@ItsTimeToGetOrganized.com. We can help you get those important tasks done on a timely basis so you accomplish your goals.





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