It’s easy to get caught up in all the things that we need to do to be successful in our careers, but how much of it actually matters?
There’s no doubt that we need to work hard to achieve success, but if we’re not careful, we can end up working ourselves sick. We become so busy trying to make sure we get everything done that we don’t take time for ourselves.
I’ve come up with a simple formula to help you figure out how to have a healthy life. It involves setting goals for the things you want to accomplish, then prioritizing the order in which you’ll do them.
STEP 1: Create a Vision Board
Your vision board is a collage of pictures and words that represents your goals. You can create this in a notebook, or you can use a digital tool like Pinterest. The idea is to keep it up where you see it every day.
The goal is to remind you of why you’re doing what you’re doing. If you’re a writer, it may include a picture of you holding a book or standing in front of an author podium.
Your vision board should also include pictures that represent what you want to accomplish.
STEP 2: Set Goals
Create a list of the goals that you want to accomplish. You may need to think about what is most important to you and what you really want to achieve. This is where you prioritize. You may want to set different priorities for different aspects of your life. For example, if you’re looking to start your own business, it may be important to focus on the revenue generating side of things first. Once you have a basic understanding of your goals, you can start to break them down into smaller tasks.
STEP 3: Prioritize
Prioritization is the key to making sure that you’re accomplishing the most important tasks first. The most important task is getting started. The next is to do the tasks that you already know you need to do. From there, you move onto the tasks that are the most important to you.
Once you’ve finished prioritizing, you can begin to schedule your tasks. I recommend using a calendar. This will help you to stay on top of your tasks and also ensure that you’re doing the most important ones first.