We know what priorities are and what they mean, but how do we really know what comes first? Today on the blog I’m going to share with you a visual way to structure and organize your priorities using a priority pyramid.
Brainstorm your important areas of life
Take some time and write down all of the things that are important to you. Organize them into groups from least to most important. It’s important to do this step because in the heat of the moment in your day, you can refer to the pyramid to know which is the most important to focus on first. I originally found this idea from House Unseen on Instagram and it really helped me going forward when I felt burnt out or overwhelmed. It helped me to see clearly what I needed to prioritize.
Example of an ordered priority pyramid – it’ll look different for everyone:
Put Your Priority Pyramid into Practice
A priority pyramid is meant to be a tool, something to help you out when needed. Refer to it often when you are faced with overwhelm in your day too. It may help refocus you on what matters most! Keep it in a place where you may see it often if that’s helpful.
PS want to dive into discovering your priorities for your Priority Pyramid a bit more? I have a list of 20 other possible priorities for you to look at that you may want to include. Just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for that list.
Hi, I’m Kelly! I’m a mother of four children - three boys, one toddler girl - and our family lives on the beautiful east coast of Canada. I’m a past elementary teacher, turned stay at home, work at home mom eight years ago after I had my second child. I’ve found that the busier I’ve become and as my children age, that it’s become even more important to figure out what is most important to me and us as a family. Living a simpler lifestyle has helped us in so many ways in our home life - from better routines to faster tidying up times. It has been through my children that I have been inspired to learn how to effectively manage my time and to simplify in all areas of my home and life. I enjoy helping busy moms simplify home life by teaching flexible planning methods and skills. Enjoyed this blog and think it would be helpful to others? I'd love if you shared it. Thank you!