Organize By Essence

There’s so much to do each day. And often it feels like so little time to do it.

But the truth is, there is a lot of time. 24 hours can be utilized extremely well, even considering 8 hours of sleep, 2 hours of eating, 1 hour of exercise, etc.

Oftentimes the issue isn’t that we have too little time. It’s that we have to do so much that we end up spending little time directed towards each area. Then we feel stretched thin to the point that it seems like we can’t do anything on time.

But let’s try something different. Wake up the next day and write down what are your three most essential tasks for the day. Maybe there are other important things going on, but they are not essential for this specific day. And therefore, you can safely ignore anything not on that list.

Suddenly you’ll find huge blocks of time you can devote to your important task. And it’ll almost seem like time isn’t even an obstacle. Because 1–3 tasks per day seem a lot more doable than 6–8 tasks. And when you’re doing what’s most essential, you recognize you’re accomplishing things meaningful to you.

When you’re finding you have too much on your plate, you need more than to organize your day. You need to organize the essence of the tasks themselves. Find the most important and prioritize them. Then you have something sizable to chew on.

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