We know what priorities are and what they mean, but how do we really know what comes first in our day to day? Today on the blog I’m going to share with you a visual way to structure and organize your priorities using a priority pyramid. When we’re struggling with the day to day and trying to figure out what to do first and so on, this strategy may be helpful for you!
Brainstorm your important life priorities
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. When we become overwhelmed throughout the day, it can become really hard to move forward because our brains can become frozen with indecision. I know that happens to me often enough.
An example of an ordered priority pyramid – keep in mind that it’ll look different for everyone:
THREE OTHER EXAMPLES OF PRIORITY PYRAMID CATEGORIES
- Connection - connecting with friends and others
- Study - your personal study time or school study and work time
- Planning - planning for any area of your life such as meal planning or goal setting
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 to help you move forward. It may help refocus you on what matters most! Keep it in a place where you may see it often if that’s helpful, too.
DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PRINTABLE DAILY PLANNER SHEET: a gift for you!
PS if you’d like to get started on daily planning with a priority pyramid or step up your planning game, I created a free printable daily planner sheet for you that you can use. You can find it here. You can put your priority pyramid in the “notes” section.
Other blogs of mine you may enjoy:
- The Myth of Balance and One Thing to Focus on Instead
- How to Find Extra Time Even with Living a Busy Mom Life
- How to Unscramble Your Brain with a Braindump
- How to Start Planning for Beginners
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!