Here are some basics about life which you need to understand. In this day-to-day busy life, we tend to forget about the most important things in our life. 


Top 8 Most Important Things in Life:

1.Health. 

2.Family. 

3.Friends. 

4.Purpose. 

5.Freedom. 

6.Peace. 

7.Self-Development. 

8.Love.


These are a very basic list of the most important things about life but you may also add some of them by yourself too. Work as per your needs and keep your relations as stronger as possible. 


Goals and tasks are the things which we prioritize daily or whenever necessary but try to take some time and spend some quality time with your loved ones. This usually refreshes your mind.


My Top 5 Life Priorities: 


1.Priority #1 – Stay Sober. 

2.Priority #2 – My Health.

3.Priority #3 – Family. 

4.Priority #4 – Get That Cash Money. 

5.Priority #5 – Experience.



Why They Matter:

These are the factors or priorities which will lead you to a peaceful life ever before. Having a family completes you and gives you the purpose of life. Always stay sober. That means be nice and have a good nature. This factor will lead to good relations and stronger bonds with people. Your health means the most when it comes to priority. Stay healthy and get some health insurance.



To live a peaceful life you also need money. Without money, you cannot make any of your life. Now-a-days it has become the most important factor for survival, so find some ways to get money. Experience is the last but very important factor. Get work experiences as much as you can. This will increase your knowledge in certain areas as well as you will be able you earn more money, respect, and people.

Many factors affect our performance and time. You might have personal as well as professional tasks to complete. There are some daily tasks and some long term tasks which you have to complete. This may cause confusion and poor time management. So here are some of the tips given below, which will help you to sort this out.



5 Simple Steps to Organize Your Life Priorities:



1.Make a to-do list. You heard it here first. 

2.Do the big, annoying things first. The tasks which will take more time and attention should complete first. 

3.Designate a specific day for grocery shopping. 

4.Organize your paperwork. 

5.Schedule your workouts just like you schedule everything else.



Use these 5 simple steps to organize your priorities, and you will manage your tasks very efficiently.

While working, it’s very important to prioritize your work and manage them according to your time. Here we have brought some of the important useful tips which will help you to organize yourself well and manage your time according to it.



Here are some guidelines that can help you in prioritizing your work and answering questions about your time management skills:



•Make your to-do list. 

•Rank your to-do list. 

•Post your to-do list. 

•Note your responsibilities. 

•Avoid unnecessary tasks. 

•Set realistic deadlines. 

•Set your break time.



Follow these tips at-least for a month, and you will recognize the speed at which you are performing. You will definitely notice the bigger changes when you try this out. Do not skip any of the tips given above to notice 100% changes.

Many times situation occurs when you have multiple things in your priority list. You may get confused due to the list, but here we got some tips which will help you to determine your most important work of all. Try to manage your time as much as possible and deliver the work as soon as possible.



Here are some of the tips which will help you to prioritize your priorities:



•Ask your manager to prioritize or do it yourself. It depends on what task you have to perform.

• Politely point out everything can't be Priority #1, since you're just one person, and ask her to prioritize your tasks. 

•Seek help. 

•Do the task due to the soonest.

•Prioritize the most beneficial project. 

•Fix the urgent over the important. 

•Stay flexible.

Priority is the thing which means to give importance to something/ some person. It is the thing which means to give importance to others than others.  When a person cares about the thing more than the other things then it became the top priority. The interest, concern about specific things makes it a priority.


The game of giving a priority to someone or something can make your life. In professional life, it plays a very important role as we complete the prioritized work first and then follow the other ones. 


For that, you first need to make a priority list which includes the very important work to be on the top of the list followed by the less important work as per your wish list.

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How to decide what a priority job is and what is not?  There are many time-tested methods to understand and categorize your tasks based on priorities.  Here are a few methods that you can adopt. 

 

 

First setting priorities based on goals and values and scheduling daily tasks. Every moment in life is valuable. Most people are careless with priorities and waste their precious time in unimportant things in their daily lives. 


The reasons are many: The biggest reason is that we do not know which job is important and which is not. Sometimes, external things and the environment influence or exert undue pressure.  They demand your attention even though they have no bearing on your goals. 

 



Doing First-things-First will help you focus on the most important tasks.  Every moment is covered appropriately when doing so.   

 

Doing First-things-First means to focus on tasks that have more value in achieving your goals. These tasks may be called Priority Tasks. Making priorities and acting on them is an important job whether you are a student, an executive or even a member of the top management.

Different Method For Setting Priority

First of all setting priorities is based on goals and values and scheduling daily tasks. The tools used for this method are Personal Organizer. This will help you to focus on your set goals. However, the situation may take place when goals are reached, but health issues and personal values like honesty, etc.


Planning for tasks while anticipating future events.  Some tools that you can use here are calendar and appointment books. deadlines and appointments bring your focus and attention only on official activities.  Personal relations, etc., may be pushed to the background.  



Every moment in life is valuable. Most people are careless with priorities and waste their precious time in insignificant things in their daily lives. The result is work delayed.  Focus and attention on important things are completely lost. Consequently, it becomes too late to complete your Priority jobs. 

The Time Management matrix can be applied for priority setting solutions at all levels – beginning from very minor tasks such as household jobs to high profile Management tasks such as Decision Making.

 

Based on the ideology of this method, our daily activities can be classified into four quadrants. Each quadrant has tasks that seek your attention. 

 

But the focus should be more on the one box that can lead us closer to our goals.

 

 

The four quadrants and explanation for each quadrant are as follows: 

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SYNOPSIS OF TIME MANAGEMENT MATRIX

Experts have shown that most people waste their time in Quadrant 1, 3 and 4. 

 

Urgent things (Quadrant 1) keep coming up daily.  We lose energy in fire-fighting and doing jobs for others while wasting time in Q4 tasks like watching useless TV shows that are not connected to our goals.  To focus on your actual goals and achieve results:

 

  • Tasks of Quadrant 4 should be avoided completely
  • Delegate Quadrant 3 to someone else
  • Finish Quadrant 1 quickly and spend more time/focus on Quadrant 2 which is the most important area

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PRIORITY SETTING AND PLANNING


This method involves: 

First setting priorities based on goals and values and scheduling daily tasks. The tools used for this method are Personal Organizer and e-Planner.

 

This method helps you focus on your set goals. However, situations may arise when goals are reached, but health issues and personal values like honesty, etc., may be bypassed.  

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1. SETTING REMINDERS


This method is the basic one and commonly used, even at the domestic level.  The procedure has just two steps:  

 

Preparing to-do lists

Setting reminders for the same

 

These reminders call your attention to a task when it reaches its deadline. This method is easy to implement. But long-term planning cannot be completed with this method.

 

2. PLANNING


This method helps in setting deadlines for tasks while anticipating future events.  Some tools that you can use here are calendar and appointment books.  This method has been effective for executives who have a lot of daily tasks and need to organize them based on priorities.

 

However, deadlines and appointments bring your focus and attention only on official activities.  Personal relations, etc., may be pushed to the background.  A provision should be made for these tasks as well, which is ignored in this method. For example, an emergency call from home may not be encouraged during a meeting… So there arises a need to find better methods by including these factors also. 

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How to decide what a priority job is and what is not?  There are many time-tested methods to understand and categorize your tasks based on priorities.  Here are a few methods that you can adopt.  

 

Each method has different advantages and disadvantages.  


1. SETTING REMINDERS

2. PLANNING

3. PRIORITY SETTING AND PLANNING

4. TIME MANAGEMENT MATRIX

Time is not limitless. Using it judiciously will help you achieve your goals ultimately.  Doing everything is impossible.  But it is okay to say no to a few things and concentrate on a few important things first using some priority setting methods. Emphasizing on First-things-First is the only solution here. 

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Every goal you aim for can be achieved by performing a set of tasks.  Each task, in this set, has a different priority based on its connection to your goal. 

 

Doing First-things-First means to focus on tasks that have more value in achieving your goals. These tasks may be called Priority Tasks. Making priorities and acting on them is an important job whether you are a student, an executive or even a member of the top management.

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Life today is hectic.  So much to do and so less time.  You may have so many goals in life.  But in spite of putting in a lot of effort, you are unable to achieve them. Do you wonder why?

 

Achieving your goals can be possible only when you put First-things-First! 

WHY YOU SHOULD DO the FIRST-THINGS-FIRST 

Every moment in life is valuable. Most people are careless with priorities and waste their precious time in unimportant things in their daily lives. 

 

The result – work is delayed.  Focus and attention on important things are completely lost. Consequently, it becomes too late to complete your Priority jobs. 

 

The reasons are many… The biggest reason is that we do not know which job is important and which is not. Sometimes, external things and the environment influence or exert undue pressure.  They demand your attention even though they have no bearing on your goals. 

 

Doing First-things-First will help you focus on the most important tasks.  Every moment is covered appropriately when doing so.   

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Once you understand how and why the priority matrix works, you’ll be able to effectively put it into action. With any new strategy or tool, it’s important to know exactly how to use it to maximize its effectiveness and impact.


To get started using a priority matrix, follow these key steps:


  1. Make a list: Log all of your current projects, goals, and priorities—whether they are daily tasks, ongoing projects, or larger strategic initiatives.


  2. Rank each item: On a scale of 1-10, rank each task by its impact on the business. Use the same scale to measure each item on your list by level of effort required.


  3. Map it out: With this weighting in place, you’ll be able to strategically plot your activities into appropriate quadrants on the matrix and prioritize, delegate, or deprioritize accordingly.

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Research suggests that multitasking is a myth, and what we call multitasking is rather our brains oscillating from one thing to another very quickly. The switching back and forth uses extra energy that experts say should be dedicated to the most important tasks in your work and life. Further, the less important you consider a task to be, the less focus your brain attributes to it, making distraction easy and accidental.


Think about a scenario that you consider to be low effort and low impact, like doing five extra cold calls for a low-selling product or service offering, versus pitching a project that you’ve been working on for a year to your company’s CEO. Which task is more likely to be accompanied by distractions?


It’s important to monitor the work you do, the type of focus you attribute to it, how often and for how long you become distracted, and also how important the task is. Having a well-defined priority map will capitalize on your brain’s natural cognitive processes and add a turbo boost to your brainpower by giving you a more efficient ROI on your limited attention.

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No matter how engaged, invested, and detail-oriented you may be, it’s impossible to execute every task with the same level of attention—it’s also not necessary.


Setting a priority list or mapping out a priority chart takes advantage of your brain’s hardwiring ability to focus on the most important tasks at hand. Psychologists call this selective attention—the brain’s natural tendency of filtering out unnecessary information, as it is constantly taking in and working through information. 


Cognitive scientists categorize selective attention into two forms: bottom-up and top-down. The bottom-up focus is reactionary: It happens when something disrupts your thought process and steals your focus. A barking dog, a loud bang, a frantic thought, a phone notification—instances, when you can’t help but pay attention, are labeled as bottom-up.


The selective attention that leads to top-rate execution, however, is labeled as top-down: When you’re able to see the broader picture and choose one task to focus on at a time, it’s considered top-down or “voluntary” focus. This type of focus is goal-oriented and creates brain functioning that is based on prior experience current conditions. 

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Warren Buffett's Two Lists technique is another really simple approach to prioritization.


First, you write down a list of 25 things you want to accomplish. When the list is complete, circle the five most important items on that list.


When you're finished, compile the results into two lists: 

  • The first—containing the five tasks you circled—becomes your to-do list.
  • The second—containing the 20 tasks you didn't a circle—becomes yours don't-do list. 


You shouldn't spend any time on tasks in the don't-do list until you've completed everything on your to-do list.

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The 1-3-9 priority technique feels a little like a blend of MoSCoW and MIT/Ivy Lee. It encourages you to focus on important tasks, but it also gives you a method for prioritizing the less important tasks you'll inevitably need to work on.


Every day, you plan to complete 13 tasks:

  • one very important task (an M task from MoSCoW or A task from ABCDE)
  • three somewhat important tasks (S from MoSCoW or B from ABCDE)
  • nine low-importance tasks (C from MoSCoW or ABCDE)Order your lists of 3 and 9 tasks in terms of priority, then work on and complete your 1 task first, followed by your 3 tasks in order, and finally your 9tasks in order.


    In an ideal world, we'd all be able to work only on our highest-priority, most important, goal-meeting tasks, but work rarely works that way. The 1-3-9 method addresses that reality by giving you a way to make sure you're at least working on the most important of your less important tasks.

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The Ivy Lee Method is simple (and similar to the MIT method): 


  • At the end of every workday, choose the six most important tasks on your list to work on tomorrow. 
  • Then, order those six tasks in terms of priority. 
  • When you get to work the next day, work on task number one until it's complete. 
  • Then work on task number two until it's complete, number three, etc.


Continue until all six tasks are complete, and repeat the process every single day.