In this new episode of Awareness Addicts, the show’s host, Dr. Gala Gorman, discusses how to handle it when too many priorities and trying to multi-task become overwhelming. When making a necessary change feels overwhelming, setting priorities can help minimize the excess stress and make space for change. Which efforts deserve the most attention and focus?
As Gorman says, “Something may have to go to make room for a new and improved experience. But, what if that’s not the case … or you don’t want to be forced to make a trade. That’s where this 80/20 principle really shines. It is possible that the efficiency and increase in productivity creates the space you need. When we’ve set priorities, and hold to them, it’s almost magical to witness how much gets checked off the list. You may need to hold yourself accountable in order to find the spots that are causing you trouble. One of the ways I do that is by keeping a record of where I spend my time.”
In the episode, listeners will:
- Learn about and understand the 80/20 principle
- Identify aspects of their lives that require the most dedication and effort to make way for change
- Set priorities and stick to them
A recent article from FastCompany.com examines the 80/20 rule, also known as the Pareto Principle, which states, “80% of your efforts produce only 20% of your results, while the remaining 20% of your efforts drive 80% of your results.”
The article goes on to say, “it’s too often mistaken for a time management strategy … find that 20% sweet spot, and just do more of whatever it consists of. Wrong. In order to nail down a more rigorous and effective approach, you need to apply the 80/20 rule to, well, the 80/20 rule itself.”
As Gorman says, “This concept can be applied to any situation. There may be some activities in the 95 percent that set-up the 5 percent for the big win, but that’s where our creativity really comes in handy. How can we get the 95 percent taken care of as efficiently as possible?”
In this episode of Awareness Addicts, the show’s host discusses setting priorities to free up resources to make desired changes. Tackling too much can lead to overwhelm. Making the most important thing a priority can lighten the load.
For those interested in tuning into this show visit: AA 0019: The Multi-tasker’s Guide to Prioritizing Your Life
In this episode of Awareness Addicts, we discuss how to prioritize the important things to make room for necessary changes. As you consider making changes in your life, you may have wondered, “How am I going to fit that in?” You’re already juggling too much. Something will have to go. We have to choose our battles. Which efforts will be most beneficial? There is a key that we can use to help us sort this out. We’re going to apply the Pareto Principle as we consider the changes we want to make. We need to identify the actions to take so that we can re-prioritize our life for big results.