I heard a speaker at a church conference once that was giving a talk on being productive. I thought that’s what I need, I need all the help I can get! It turned out to be one of my favorite talks and it was so very helpful. It was given by a retired gentleman who had been in charge of a hospital. He explained how to start distinguishing between what was important and what was urgent.
When we start taking care of the important items in our lives those urgent things, things that make us feel rushed and overwhelmed start to diminish.
Taking time each morning and evening determining what is most important and then working on those will help us to have better days, days that are less “crazy”. It takes work and determination to implement these ideas, but the results will be a schedule that you are controlling, instead of the rush of the urgent controlling you everyday.
There will still be things that pop up that will be urgent, that’s part of life, but having the important things taken care of will make those “urgent surprises” easier to manage.
I’ve gone through these two courses by Crystal Paine – Make Over Your Mornings and Make Over Your Evenings and they have helped me work through taking care of the important things in life and how to balance “urgent surprises”. Crystal is wonderful in explaining the concepts in a simple to understand way and in each segment gives practical ways to put the lessons into practice.
Good news about these courses are that they are both on special now through Monday, August 15th!
Buy either Make Over Your Mornings or Make Over Your Evenings for $10 (normally $17)! And an added bonus, if you buy one title for $10, you can get the other title for $7! You can get both for the price of one!
You can read more about Crystal Paine at her blog, Money Saving Mom.
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