There’s a never-ending stream of tasks we undertake as hosteliers, and we all find ourselves struggling with time management issues every now and again.
In her blog entitled “The Hostel To-Do List is Complete!” Said No One, Ever Courtney offered some really great advice for accomplishing all of your daily goals and actually managing to address some of the more persistent items that seem to live eternally on your To-Do list.
…I found a lot of help in a 'high priority-must get done/ medium priority- don't wait around/ low priority- when I have extra time (ha)' system.
So, I started a system where each day I would write a to-do list comprised of all three. I'd first pick out the most pressing priority issues, then add a couple medium, then at least one low. This helped me out in two ways. First, I was actually starting to knock down my never ending to-do list on multiple levels, instead of only getting caught up in the never ending important bits. Secondly, I stopped a vicious cycle of so often feeling like I wasn't doing enough or would never 'get there'.
Fantastic advice. It’s simple, effective, and probably wouldn’t have even occurred to me without Courtney’s suggestion. If this helps anyone else to be more productive too, then we all owe Courtney a beer. :)