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You… How to Prioritise What’s Important

Updated: Mar 5, 2023

When you have a lot going on at home and at work , it can be hard to find the time to focus on the things that really matter. In this week’s blog, we look at how you can uncover what’s important to you so you can find a balance between work and home.

Letter tiles stacked up to spell 'prioritise'

Work out your priorities

Working out what’s most important to you at work and at home will help you find the right focus in your life. Is it furthering your business or do you simply want to make enough money to support your family? Maybe you want to spend more time focussing on hobbies and interests outside of work?

Of course, you can want all of those things but working out what your key values and priorities are will help you make the right decisions.

Stick to your morals

Try to stick to your morals and values both at work and at home. If something doesn’t align with your beliefs, it’s not worth wasting valuable time doing it. Set boundaries and stick to them. This will also give you a sense of pride in what you do. If you work with a VA, try to make sure their values and morals match yours as this will make for a successful working relationship.

“It’s also important to look for someone who you like and who has similar morals to you – a good VA cares about you and your business.” Read more about how you can find the perfect VA.

Aim for a good work-life balance

A good work-life balance can be hard to achieve, especially if you’re running your own business. Try to stick to set work hours and take regular breaks, as well as making time for the people and things you love. Develop healthy habits, such as screen-free time and writing a realistic to-do list. You can read more about how to set boundaries at work and at home in our blog about work-life balance.

Set goals

Deciding what your goals are is a great way of prioritising what’s really important to you so you can better manage your workload and time. Set goals that align with your values and be realistic about how long it may take you to achieve them.

Remember why you set up your business

This can be so useful when you’re having one of those days when nothing seems to be going right. Remembering where the idea came from and why you wanted to start your business in the first place can be the inspiration you need to keep going.

Love what you do

Your passion for your work energises you to keep succeeding, even when it might feel like a struggle. It’s thought that people who love their job make better business decisions and are more positive and motivated.

Learn how to say no

Saying no can be hard, but if you want to prioritise your own needs, it’s a skill you need to learn. If someone asks you to do something and it doesn’t feel right or you don’t have the time to do it, say no. This could be a client that doesn’t feel like the right fit for your business or a project that won’t pay you enough.

Make time for the things you love

Once you have worked out what your priorities are, make time for them. Whether it’s going for dinner every week with your family or learning a new skill at work, set aside dedicated time to work on it. Add it to your calendar so that you are not tempted to cancel it.

When you work with a VA it’s all about you and your business. A VA will spend time getting to know you and your needs so they can help you find the right balance between work and life.

The Arts News

  • There’s a vacancy for a Production Manager at Disney. The role will work on shows in London or touring the UK and Ireland, occasionally visiting a European city. Head to the website to find out more about the role and apply.

  • It was a big night for Brits at this year’s Tony awards! Company, which originated in London, won five awards, Six the Musical took home two and The Lehman Trilogy also won five. A massive congratulations to all the winners!

Get in touch!

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