I think I am generally good at prioritizing. I do this both at home and at work frequently. However, what gets me stressed out is when I am working at finishing one high priority item and another comes up of even greater importance, and then another and pretty soon I feel swamped with three or four high priority items all at once. Fortunately, this doesn't happen often or I'd be a nervous wreck! It did happen three days last week though right after returning to work from a week's vacation.
So, how did I re-prioritize the tasks? I prioritized them based on the deadlines and did first what only I could do. The things I could let someone help with I did last and put off until the next day whatever I could.
Here is my results of the blogthings quiz that answers the question, What Do You Prioritize? followed by my reaction to the statements.
You Prioritize Principles
When making a big decision, you turn to the moral guidelines that you follow. You trust them to show you what's right. [ABSOLUTELY TRUE]
Whether you're religious or simply philosophical, you have an ethical framework that you're serious about following. [yes]
When it comes to what's right, you don't think things are as gray as they seem. People just want to avoid doing what they need to do. [YES]
It isn't easy to behave ethically, and that's why you put so much emphasis on it. You think people should be recognized more for upstanding behavior. [Not really, just think people should do what is right because it's the right thing to do, not for recognition.]
Those who don't know you well may call you obstinate and inflexible, but little do they know how much flexibility your ideas about morality give you. [What?]
By having a clear idea of what is right and wrong for you, you trust yourself to be adventurous and open. You know you'll stick to your guns when you need to. [Yes.]
What Do You Prioritize? Click the link and take the quiz to find out. Then leave your results in a comment.
Are you good at prioritizing tasks?