Following on from yesterday’s post on so many things to do and so little time, I’ve been given a “time out” in the form of a stonking migraine in the early hours of this morning.
The recovery time has forced my to slow down, prioritise my to-do list and axe a whole bunch of stuff. It’s funny how the urgent stuff tries to make itself seem important. Quite sneaky!
I’m reminded of a Time Management course I went on years ago. We brought our to-do lists and split the tasks into 4 categories –
- Not urgent or important
- Urgent but not important
- Important but not urgent
- Important and urgent
It’s amazing how much of my to-do list is clogged up with non-urgent, unimportant stuff…. made to seem the opposite by the person who handed me the task!
Today I have only got capacity for category 4. As Bob Carter says “Poor planning on your part does not necessitate an emergency on mine.”
I’m off to rest up.