Planning and prioritizing involving knowing what to do, when to do it, all in the context of time and deadlines. In terms of goal-directed behaviors, planning and prioritizing help us focus our efforts on what is important. They stem from inhibitory controls and working memory.
What do Planning and Prioritizing challenges look like?
Forgetting what needs to be done
Doing things that you want to do instead of need to do
Not knowing where to start long term tasks or projects
Things "slipping through the cracks"
Feeling a lack of control over your days
What are some strategies to help with Planning and Prioritizing challenges?
Maintenance of a "Master List" of things that need to be completed
Development of Prioritization scale
Using a calendar to track deadlines and due dates
Visual cues and reminders
Encouraging the planning and prioritization of down time
How can coaching help with Planning and Prioritizing challenges?
Increased awareness and metacognition
Identification of planning and prioritizing limitations
Development of strategies particular to your strengths
Assessing effectiveness of strategies
Increase accountability for desired growth and change