Priorities

Set Your Priorities and Focus

Sheri here –

Have you ever spent time just overwhelmed with choices? And focusing on just one thing seemed impossible.

Too much to do and you don’t know where to begin! 

So, you start something entirely new!  Of course, that only makes it worse.

I have to say the last couple of weeks seemed like chaos squared.  Trying to find the focus point has been part of the problem.

Ok, I had a project I was working on and finally got it done – very successfully by my measures.  WooHoo!

But, there were so many other things demanding I spend time on them also.

How do you focus on one thing?

How do you decide what’s important?

How do you pick from all the projects that you have going on?

I don’t know about you, but I live in an overcommitted world.

I need a way to be able to prioritize, to make good choices, set boundaries and say no.

In the last couple of blogs, we spent a bit of time chatting about saying no and setting boundaries.  You can find those conversations in my blogs here and here .

Do you find it difficult to say no and set boundaries so you can focus on ONE thing?

Stop and get some clarity

One of the best ways that I’ve found to set priorities is to be very clear about my personal and business values.  My values drive my priorities and from that it drives where I spend my time.

If you’re not clear on your agenda, your priorities, and values, maybe it is time to stop and get some clarity.

Take this as an opportunity to put your relationships, your self-care, your time with your God, your service projects, your fun time and even how you spend money in perspective.  Assure that you’ve got your focus in the right spot – consistent with what is most important to you.

Setting your values and your priorities is an important self-care activity.  It might be hard to randomly say no to something, but when it is not even on your list of what’s important, it gets easier.

Then you can focus!

Ciao and hugs,

Sheri

P.S. Drop a comment below and share the top 5 things that are important to you, to your business.  The things that drives how you spend time.

P.P.S If you’re stuck, drop a comment and let me know how I can help!

Just Say No

Sheri here –

Is it easy for you to just say no?

Or do you spend time overwhelmed by choices?  So, overwhelmed that you don’t do ANYTHING??

Or so much to do, you don’t know where to start, so you start something new.  Uh oh, am I the only one??

Or someone asks you to do something and you find it difficult to say No?

Sound at all familiar?

No is a Complete Sentence

The calendar fills up with stuff – the stuff you want to do, the stuff you need to do and the FOMO stuff.  FOMO – Fear of Missing Out.

Then something happens – it could be as simple as your stubbing your toe, literally or figuratively.

The other day, I was fixing dinner and accidentally cut my thumb.  Not bad, but there was blood involved.  For several days I realized how much I relied on that thumb and couldn’t use it.

It certainly was NOT life threatening, it was inconvenient.  I was not paying enough attention to the task at hand.  Not placing the focus on the right spot. 

I was distracted and hadn’t said NO to enough FOMO things and agendas of others.

Not enough NO.  

Certainly, it was a small inconvenience, but how soon will that overloaded calendar lead to a much larger inconvenience?

Focus on ONE thing,just ONE

Maybe you want a few peaceful moments for yourself without being tormented by indecision as to what to do next.

Maybe the problem is that you are NOT totally clear on what YOUR agenda is.  You aren’t clear on what YOUR priorities are.

How do you get that 10 minutes, that chance to focus on ONE thing?

How do you set boundaries and just say NO!

It is easier to set boundaries and say no, when you are clear on your agenda, clear on your priorities in all aspects of your life – personal and business.

If you’re crystal clear on your agenda, your priorities, and values – woohoo.  Now use them to say NO more often!!

Yes, it is easier said than done.  

This is a self-care process that starts with you

  • noticing you can’t list your top 3 – 5 personal or business priorities,
  • realizing they can help you make decisions and set boundaries,
  • willing to take the time and think about what is important to you.

If you are still stuck as to where to start, drop a comment below or an email here.

Ciao and hugs,

Sheri

P.S. Having priorities, setting boundaries and say NO is rigorous self-care! Need help doing that? Drop a comment below or drop me an email here 

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