Priorities

26 December 2012

I've noticed that a lot of people, including myself, say that they don't have time to do something, when asked about playing a sport or learning a foreign language and it made me think. What we actually mean is that the task in question isn't that important for us. Generally, I do have the time, but I choose to use it on doing things that are easier or more satisfactory in the short run like browsing the web or playing games.

This also made me think of a better way to get stuff done. If I increase the priority of something and I schedule it first thing in the morning, before anything else, then I increase the likelihood of doing it. Doing it in the morning also means that I'm at my best, rested and with plenty of physical and mental resources.

I'm actually considering doing a 30-day program where I do something for 30 days straight and setting priorities would ensure that I do more than one thing in a day. Thus, I set the activity that is part of the program early in the morning and leave the rest of the day for other things I want to do. With foreign languages for example, I can watch some movies in the morning and work on my projects afterwards.

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