Why We’re All So Terrible At Setting Priorities

Check out this thought-provoking post from the Novelty Revisions blog on Why We’re All So Terrible At Setting Priorities

Meg Dowell Writes

When you wake up in the morning, do you immediately begin the task that’s most important that day? Or do you check your phone, pick up a book, listen to a song, snooze your alarm twelve times and avoid the day’s most pressing task until you can’t anymore?

I think most of us probably relate to the second category.

To be honest, most days, the majority of us just don’t feel like doing what we’re supposed to do. It’s so much easier to do what we want. Go to work? I’d rather work on my novel. Attend another lecture? I’d rather read a book that holds my interest. Do the dishes? Can I just play video games instead?

We’re bad at prioritizing. Not because we’re lazy, but because we make mental and/or physical lists. And when we do that, we look at everything all at once and our brains think…

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