Our life gets messy when we lose track of our priorities and allow memorized tasks to disrupt us from being determined and motivated to get things done. This inner chaos causes us stress and ruins our relationships. It prevents us from having enough time to be introspective, explore new hobbies, and grow intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.
The consequence of this is losing what really matters in our lives: ourselves, meaning, relationships and dreams.
We all make this mistake (including me), but the good news is that shedding light on the unorganized mind will help us find the inner power to get ourselves back on track. The steps that I'm giving you can help you set your priorities to get things done so you can have time to create the life you deserve. Here's how:
Identify everything you need to do for the next four weeks, three months, six months and one year.
This may seem simple, but write these tasks down on a piece of paper, or on your computer, without filtering or judging them. This list could include laundry, cleaning, finishing a project at work or at home, picking up the kids, traveling, taking the trash out, calling Aunt Susan, and so on. By writing everything down, you create a solid reference point and clear your mind of repetitive thoughts.
Group these items into different periods of time. First, divide them up based on things that need to get done for the next two weeks, three months, six months, one year, then two years.
For example: In the next four weeks, I need to attend a party, work on my personal business, call clients, finish my laundry, etc…
Below each time period, create four different columns which include the following sub-categories: