Unit 3: Prioritising

For consideration

Prioritise your workload


  • Personal motivation or interest
  • Oncoming deadlines
  • Confidence with the task or skill
  • Difficulty of the task
Relate individual tasks to each other and put them in the wider focus of all your commitments and responsibilities.
  • what is urgent?
  • what is routine?
  • What can be prepared in advance

Be aware

.Confused man

  • some things demand immediate attention
  • some things can be predicted and routinely planned for
  • some things can be prepared in advance
Be organised and know what is urgent and important.

Time management grid

Where does each task fit? Is it urgent and important? Or important but not urgent? Now apply this to your planning sheets, tackling urgent and important things first and allocating time ahead for important but non-urgent work.
Your ability to prioritise time will be helped by the process of subdividing activities into tasks and drafting action plans.

Listen to a personal view of managing time ear

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