I Have 24 Hours in the Day, Right?

I don’t think I’m alone when I say that I have too much to do and not enough hours in the day.

In a recent post I discussed creating successful check lists. In this one, my focus is on identifying priorities. For example, my top 3 priorities for the summer for NFPW are

  1. Complete a leadership manual
  2. Prepare the board agenda
  3. Enhance the contest

 Now that I know my priorities I can determine how best to spend my time. In preparing this blog, I also listed my top 3 priorities for work and for me.

And then the reckoning arrived. I examined where I was spending my waking time. All of this occurred because when I came home from the office I listened to a webinar by Lisa Baker on “Where Does My Time Go?” One of the things she directed listeners to do was to identify the top three areas where time was spent.

After I listed those I realized I was not spending my time where I wanted to so I’ve reprioritized. One of the things I’m giving up is my relaxation in front of the television. Instead of watching the Food Network and HGTV, I’m going to get additional time in at the gym and work on my NFPW priorities. This way I’ll have plenty of time for my priorities.

How are you spending your time and is it aligned with your priorities?