I have found that doing this is tricky, especially for things like emails. I have three accounts that I use regularly and one that I really need to clean up. Emails pile up quickly. I have found that some of them come twice a week. Realizing that in our age of technology, it is how people and businesses create awareness of what they have to offer or what they want you to know. I’m not upset with this strategy. I just do not have time to read through them all everyday. I do make a practice of cleaning out my boxes regularly and what really doesn’t interest me, I throw it out. Now, with that being said, my next step is to unsubscribe from these websites. I realize that if this step is not taken, I will continue to pile up the emails and have to dump my box on a regular basis. And, while I am using time management skills and managing to stay abreast of the barrage, this becomes a vicious cycle. So, a key step in using my time wisely is to unsubscribe from what I do not need and what is not of interest to me.
Prioritizing is simple but not always easy. Although planning my day is simple enough with the time allocations, it takes awareness to not let the unplanned activities sabotage my day. And, as the unplanned things come up, I have to establish if they are priorities or not. There are times when I have to remind my family of my priorities as well. Awareness of what is going on with me is vital. Reassessing the day’s activities is a continual process and as I practice this, it does get easier. Putting in this type of work is critical in order to be successful. I have learned the hard way. So, my friends, I am staying focused and hope you do too.