Are you feeling stressed at work? Are you sick of your boss yelling at you or getting complaint calls from your clients? Procrastination might be your worst nightmare at this point. But don’t fret yet. I’m here to tell you that there’s actually a solution. One of the simplest solutions can be prioritizing your work. Yes, you heard me right. You might be saying, “Of course, I prioritize my work! That’s the first thing I do.” But do you really know how to prioritize your work? Then, why all the stress? Maybe it’s time to sit down and go over once again, what prioritizing your work is all about.
1. Make a List
First, make a list of all the things you need to do today. Writing down what you need to accomplish and seeing it visually is so different from just thinking about it in your head. Having a list makes it easier for you to focus and is also good for time management.
2. Put them in Order
After you are done making a list, arrange them in order of importance. When you do this, it is important to think about the purpose of each task and the overall picture of your job. If we forget the main purpose of our work, it makes us spend more time on tasks that are not so important. Keep in mind that we always want to work from the core, the most important responsibilities and outwards from there.
3. Review and Exclude / Adjust
After you make a list of your tasks and order them from the most important tasks to the least, review them while asking yourself if you really need to do all the tasks. Sometimes the small, everyday routine you’ve been doing could be passed down to your assistants, and maybe it’s time for you to spend your time on something that needs more experience. Work in a way where you are using time efficiently and bringing benefit to the company as a whole.
4. Make it into a Habit
When you come into the office, before you get started with your work, grab a cup of coffee, sit down, and make a list of things you need to do that day. Just doing this simple trick everyday will enhance your work efficiency, develop time management skills, and improve your human relationship. And most of all, you will be stress-free and happy!
The Heart of Work
Success at work can bring great joy, but we find true delight when our tasks are imbued with passion and purpose. When we live our calling, we can carry on through thick and thin, because we know that our work brings value to others and personal fulfilment.