Prioritizing’s a Pain, Part 3: Creating the Plan

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Last updated on February 4th, 2024 at 10:33 pm


Okay, Day 3 of trying to better prioritize a list of tasks that need to get done! So I’ve figured out what I need to do, and the method to use to figure out which items are the most urgent. Now it’s time to put these tools to use so I can create a game plan for myself!

So let’s take a look at my CARVER matrix for my current to-do list (sorry that it’s an image—I was having trouble getting tables to work in my email program):

So according to the matrix, my top 5 priorities should be (in descending order):

  • Wedding Invitations
  • TOPS Photos
  • Performance Plan
  • Wedding Website
  • Financial Website

It’s pretty fitting that they’re all things I’ve been putting off in favour of other pursuits, such as:

  • cleaning up my random piles of work (which, as we’ll notice is second-last on the priority list)
  • reading comics
  • learning JavaScript
  • playing Mafia Wars

But sometimes you need to bone up and get some REAL work done. If I were to actually focus on these tasks, it wouldn’t actually take too much work to get them done. What I need to improve at is removing my distractions so that I can get things done!

Tuesday was my last day off of work for the foreseeable future, so I hope that Day 4 will be able to report on some awesome progress 😊

But for now—well; priorities call. Later!

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