–written by Matt Eames, President & CEO of Raleigh Marketing Consultants
You’ll Need These 6 Big Rocks to Get Through This Quarantine
Due to all the recent events, we have all had some new adjustments in our daily routines and schedules. If anyone is like me, even in my downtime I have an urge to stay busy all the time with every task that pops up on my “To-Do” list! However, I’ve had to fight that temptation by really focusing my time and energy on what really matters to me – my priorities.
Where we spend our time must start with our values—what is truly important to us.
These “big rocks” must be what goes into our calendar first. Big rocks are priorities, small rocks are tasks. Imagine we are to fill up a jar with different sized rocks with the smallest of rocks being sand. If we first fill the jar with sand (less important tasks), there is no room for the big rocks (priorities). We must first fill our jar and schedule with our big rocks, and the sand will fall in place between these rocks, and that way, everything fits!
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule in your priorities.