062: Prioritizing the Right Things

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062: Prioritizing the Right Things

When you prioritize yourself, your time and the tasks that are important to you, you are investing in your future self. Today, I’m talking sharing how to prioritize the right things which will allow you to spend more time on what matters most. Through practicing self-compassion and defining what success means to you, you’ll be able to reflect on mistakes and begin to take action to cultivate change.

Show Notes

What’s In This Episode:

  • Why we get caught up in the idea of efficiency, and how to change your mindset towards being effective.
  • Defining what success means to you. What does it look like to accomplish a goal with a specific endpoint?
  • Examples of tying important goals and values to your mission so that your priorities are not mismatched.
  • 5 reasons why we have a hard time mismatching our priorities, and solutions for each.
  • Practicing self-compassion: How to quit sacrificing your own needs and interests just for the sake of being ‘busy.’

What To Do Next:

  • CLICK HERE to download the Productivity Matrix Download – FREE! Or… if you’ve already signed up for the podcast newsletter, I’ll be sending you the download right to your inbox!
  • Review the Priority List and implement this system into your daily planning instead of the traditional to-do list, allowing you to focus each day on your own personal priorities, instead of simply being ‘busy.’

Resources and Links

  • Grab your time tracking worksheet – the Productivity Matrix – to see where you’re spending your time currently, so we can make changes and spend our time and energy wisely.
  • 5 Reasons Why We Have a Hard Time Mismatching Our Priorities
  1. We say yes to tasks just to please other people. Start to say no when you don’t have the time. This way, you’ll increase your effectiveness by spending time and energy on tasks you will be best at.
  2. We forget to prioritize time with your loved ones. Time with friends and family can help you recharge and refresh your mind. We also know that social connection is the biggest factors of happiness.
  3. We’re addicted to notifications or email. When we check our devices, we get the same sense of satisfaction as checking off an item on our to-do list. Instead, set blocks of time to check email or notifications.
  4. We allow distractions. Instead of setting up measures to prevent distractions, we let others interrupt us, meaning we will take another 23 minutes to get back into our working zone.
  5. We don’t take breaks. It’s so important to take breaks and get enough rest. Schedule blocks of time into your day to take some breaks. This way, you’ll be working effectively, and not efficiently, allowing for focused work.


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Tonya Dalton