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The Beat Goes On
By Maggie Toussaint

dreamstime_xs_51862052If you’re “of an age” you may remember “The Beat Goes On,” a hit song by Sonny and Cher. The song tells of life events that keep coming at you, and I can totally identify…  La de da da dee, la de da da dah (you can thank me for the earworm later)

The first month of 2017 is nearly done but I’ve got stacks of 2016 stuff that needs to be finished. Egad! I can’t remember ever being this behind before. What’s a gal to do?

First, I make sure I meet real deadlines, like filing the Georgia sales tax form on time. Publisher deadlines are important to meet, as are scheduled appearances (in person and online).

Then comes the hard part, prioritizing the rest of my to-do list. Meals and household stuff must get done daily. Spending time with family is also a priority for me. Then comes writing, marketing, exercise, church, personal time, and volunteering. Getting the right balance or blend of activities is always a challenge, which can vary weekly, sometimes daily.

I’d love to hear from you. How do you prioritize your time?

And while you’re deciding, here’s a link to Sonny and Cher singing “The Beat Goes On.” https://youtu.be/fegr2-q-Z2g

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