We went to St. Louis over the summer to see the greatest baseball team in the world, the St. Louis Cardinals, of course!

Ok, ok.  I am well aware that I live directly in Cub territory, but stay with me.

This was a trip that we looked forward to because it was a short, 4 day trip that was a chance for our family to get away to one of our favorite cities.

Before we went, we had the trip all planned out. We knew the trip was going to include.

1.  A Game at Busch Stadium

2.  Eating and hanging out at Ballpark Village. (Amazing venue right across the street from the stadium for the days we didn’t have tickets.)

3.  City Museum

4.  The Arch

5.  A tour of Busch Stadium ( a surprise that Theresa had for Riley and I)

Theresa spent a great deal of time planning the trip.

Getting the hotel

Buying tickets

Studying time scheduling

Packing

Planning for spending

Even in a short time frame, it was a lot of work.

The trip was amazing and one of our favorite family memories.

It worked because we knew what our priorities were.

Think of the last time you went on vacation or a short trip.

I’m sure you put time into thinking about what you were going to be doing and planning it out.

Those things are really important.

So, my question is, do you do the same thing in your everyday life?

Do you know what your priorities are on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis?

Do you take the time to make sure that you are organized so you don’t waste time and can live your best life?

Unfortunately, now we are busy.

Family, work, school, games, activities.

The list of must do’s are endless.

We are busy, but are we productive.

One way that I have found to help me organize myself is to sit down every Sunday and plan out the week.

Not minute by minute, but organizing my priorities.

What are the TOP 5 things that we need to accomplish this week.

This one LITTLE act, has made a dramatic difference in the way I live my life.

I take that list and then organize my days around that.

It has significantly helped me take away the wasted moments and time because, if it’s not a priority, it gets put on the back burner.

It has kept me from running around like a chicken with my head cut off.

I am still busy, but I am also, WAY more productive.

So today, take the time to understand your priorities.

Map out what matters most, then, take action on them.

Get rid of the stuff that doesn’t really matter and start living life a better way.