Copywriting Tip #20: Get your priorities right

If you’re like most people, you’re busy. You have multiple priorities and not enough time to complete them.

A great way to ensure the most important jobs get done each day is to write out your ‘to-do’ list the night before. Doing it the night before enables you to get work off your mind so that you can relax in the evening and know that the next day has been sorted out.

Don’t just make a ‘to-do’ list either.

Prioritise each activity with a number from 1 -10 and if you’re really keen, nominate the time it will take to complete each one. This strategy enables you to start the next day with gusto because you know exactly what you have to do first.  

By allocating time next to each activity, you can see how much time all your activities will take and be realistic about what you can get done. Being realistic about what you can achieve in a day helps you retain your motivation and feel good about what you did achieve.

And lastly, and this is a big one for a lot of people, creating that ‘to-do’ list the night before, will help you sleep. It takes away the mental clutter and gives you the clear mind you need to get a good sleep.

Action: Write out your ‘to-do’ list the night before.