Because I Said So: Prioritizing 101
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Prioritizing 101

After reading this post from Rachael (which should totally be a link up!), I've realized I need to do some oh so needed prioritizing--with my life in general.

So, this post may be more for me than for you, but that's ok.

What is prioritizing?
According to the Merriam-Webster Online dictionary it means: : to organize (things) so that the most important thing is done or dealt with first /// to make (something) the most important thing in a group.

Yay for lists

(I encourage everyone to make a list of what their best self would be and then work towards it!) 

So here's what I want to accomplish/what I feel like will be my best self:
Be the best I can be at my job (take on new coordination clients) and not leave early (some days 445 looks way better than 500). Go to barre class at least five days a week (because I'm paying a lot for it), keep the apartment spotless, blog consistently/take on new opportunities, spend time with the family, and save money. Oh and look hot doing it all haha. And not all necessarily in that order. That's where the prioritizing comes into play.

Yikes. I'm stressing myself out.

First things first (I'm the realest):

Family/boyfriend time. Not that I struggle with spending time with these lovely people. What I do struggle with, is actually being present. You know, like not always being on social media/watching TV. Actually being present. Sad to admit, but I really need to work on unplugging/carving out a specific couple of hours to be on social media.

Work. Work has been super stressful this month--yesterday in particular (it's our busiest month). But, I'm currently creating event coordination packages to offer potential brides. I'm hoping to grow this segment with both work related clients and non-work related clients!
I think these kind of go hand in hand and should really be on the same level.
Save money. Working more means more money. Which means I can't go blow it all on the first cute outfit I see. Slow and steady wins the race here. I used to have a saving plan where I'd put a certain amount of money in "Savings", "Retirement", and "Future House Fund" --that's almost scary to think about. Deep breaths. Time to reinstate this plan.

Barre/Health. I'm not going any younger and if I don't take care of myself now, who will. Barre is oh so worth it if I don't end up talking myself out of it during the day. (I haven't been in like a week) Pre-scheduling classes and going in the morning should help with this. 

Blogging. In my December goals, I mentioned that I want to continue to grow the blog. Who doesn't? Last month I had the opportunity to partner with Marley Lilly and I'd really like to get more opportunities similar to that. Things to do: do my homework (check out other brands), see what other top bloggers are doing and take notes, MAKE. A. SCHEDULE. I say I'm going to every month, but never do.

Cleaning. Ugh I wish I could snap my fingers and the clothes would be sorted/organized/washed/put away. I HATE laundry. And doing the dishes. And really just housework in general. *housewife of the year award*. I need to do a mini prioritizing list within the list for housework.

Talk about a LIST of things to do!

Going back to look at what's actually important to me and the order I put them in is surprising. Everyone says that blogging is so important to them (and it is), but it's not over family or my health or saving money. Time to get back on track, just in time for the new year!

What's on your list?? 


  1. Great list! It's so hard to prioritize...our world has become so busy with so many things, it's so crazy! I hope to get on a workout schedule because I think it will make the rest of my day better. I try to schedule at least 3 posts at a time if I have the's been workint out welll. Good luck to you!

  2. Ahaha I cannot say 'First things first' without 'I'm the realest'!!
    This is such a fab post and I really need to get to work writing some physical lists instead of mental ones as it really does help me to be more productive.
    Health/exercise is most definitely a priority of mine as my asthma has gotten so bad recently.

    Best wishes, Danielle xo

  3. Ah, I'm so glad you did this! Isn't this exercise helpful? :) Good luck on you goals, I know you will rock them!!

  4. Everything on this list is my life right now. Especially the health part. I don't work out, but I know I need to & I really want to find a way to do so in a way that is enjoyable for me. Haha. A barre workout sounds fun but also I'm sure it costs money which I don't have. But regardless. I love and agree 100% with your priorities. They are the same for me!

  5. I need to try this, I am feeling so scatter brained right now!