HABIT #3 Putting first things first
Putting First things First Prioritizing & Time Management - Overcoming our fears - Staying strong through challenging moments.
YOU are the DRIVER GOAL Action Plan Don’t let roadblocks or distractions get you off course! GET THERE!
Important n n vs. Urgent Most important things to us. First things (things worth while) Activities that contribute to our goals. Do with results. n n Immediate attention. Often popular things Easy, fun We react on impulse
Prioritize the important things before they become urgent!
BIG ROCKS, LITTLE ROCKS, SAND n n Take care of kids Grocery shoppin g Lesson plans meetings n n n Wash the laundry Tend to the yard Wash my car n n Get a manicure and pedicure Go to the beach Go shopping Walk
ACTIVITY Think of all the activities that you do throughout the week. For each activity, determine whether it is a MUST do (BIG ROCK), a SHOULD do (LITTLE ROCK, or a WANT to do (SAND). List each activity in the appropriate column.
DAILY SCHEDULE Using your chart, plan a day that makes the best use of your time based on your priorities. Be sure to label each activity a “big rock”, “little rock”, or “sand”. 1. Fill in your big rocks. 2. Fill in your little rocks. 3. Fill in your sand. **REFLECTION: Were you able to plan everything you wanted to do? Why or why not?