It’s easy to push non-urgent tasks off week to week, but at a certain point they become urgent.
A great example: while planning my upcoming vacation, it’s easy to procrastinate tasks because it’s hard to fit them into my already-busy schedule. But pre-vacation last-minute planning is stressful so I’m trying to fit things in as I go.
A solution to completing non-urgent but important tasks is to schedule specific time each week for completing these types of tasks before they become a crisis.
Monthly or weekly checklists for recurring tasks like changing smoke alarm batteries and furnace filters help too.
What steps do you take to ensure your non-urgent tasks don’t reach a crisis point?