What if there’s a way to close the gap between the proverbial to-do list and our results?
In other words – to be productive and actually reach our targets?
Basically, it’s about making the most of the 24 hours we’re gifted each day. We don’t have access to more time, although we have the choice in the way we invest our time. 1
I ditched my to-do list yonks ago and switched to prioritizations. I’ve found that I’m more productive when I decide what are the most important few items each day based on those priorities and values.
Here are the two steps I use to make these prioritizations:
- Give myself space
We all need a little space in order to tap into our genius, which is what Gay Hendrick’s speaks out his books. Creating some space allows us to tap into our inner wisdom about what needs to be done next.
- Practice mind-free-ness
Our daily life is sometimes bogged down with being mindful about so much. Allowing ourselves to take mind-free-ness time, whether it’s a few moments or longer, helps us to then be more conscious and cut through the stories we tell ourselves about what has to be done or should be done.
Getting clear about our priorities makes it easier to follow through with what really counts.
I’d love to hear of ways you may have found that help you be more productive. And, if you’ve found this topic interesting, please do share – there might be someone you know who’s ready to be more productive, too.
See you on this week’s #AliveWithFi
1The most successful people are intentional with their time and prioritize their days based on goals and values, rather than on the ubiquitous to-do lists (which can contribute to ineffectiveness and stress): “Ultra-productive people don’t work from a to-do list, but they do live and work from their calendar.”
“Millionaires Don’t Use To-Do Lists”
- Kruse, (2015).
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador.