How To Be Organized: Set your priorities using Your To Be List

Mar 9, 2011 by

How To Be Organized: Set your priorities using Your To Be List

When you wake up in the morning and every blessed to-do on your to-do list is crying out “Pay attention to me first!” how do you decide? Every person, every task wants to be put front and center in your day. And there are times when the chaotic confusion of all these demands is so loud in your head, it can feel debilitating – and you end up getting nothing accomplished at all! Ever had a day like that?

We think you should start with your To Be List instead! Ask yourself this all-important question: What do I want to be today? Do you want to be joyful, supportive, encouraging, energetic, loving? Great! That’s your starting point!

Your To Be List Book CoverYour next step is to figure out which to-do’s will best help you accomplish the “To Be’s” on Your To Be List. Want to be relaxed? Don’t wait until the end of the day to be relaxed. Choose the to-do that will help you feel relaxed and DO THAT FIRST! Instant priorities! Then you have the energy of relaxation flowing at the very beginning of your day — and you can take that energy with you. Think how that will impact the rest of your day.

Prioritize not according to what you want to do, but by what you want TO BE!

Lauren Rosenfeld is the author of Your To Be List
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  1. I will be happy to be as good tomorrow as I was today. If I am better in some way then I will say the same thing tomorrow.

  2. I am a work in progress. On my list is “I am going to be better Tomorrow!”