Blog April 2014

Getting Time Back On your Side

Posted On: April 15, 2014

GETTING TIME BACK ON YOUR SIDE

Since the weather seems to have finally broken, I notice that my TO DO list seems to be never ending.

Whether its’ my workload from my job, my HONEY DO LIST at home, or just my need to get these things done for myself list, they all seem to be multiplying by the day.

SO HOW DO I GET THINGS DONE?

I subscribe to a few tried but true methods that seem to work for me. If they help you, feel free to try them. If they don’t, well good luck on that list anyway.

MAKE PRIORITIES

All time management begins with making clear certain priorities that have to get done. These are things you must concentrate on. Eliminate lower tasks by either delegating them  to your workers, ( or kids, as it may be) or stop them altogether if they aren’t important.

DO HARD STUFF FIRST

Procrastinating blocks progress, drains your energy, and distracts your mind from getting things done.

MAKE CHECKLISTS

Use a piece of paper, block it into four boxes. Mark everything that must be done today in the upper left box. That’s the days ‘priorities. In the upper right, write the things that should get done today. In the lower left write things that should be done soon. And in the lower right write your lower priority tasks. As items arise add them to the appropriate box. Update the list everyday.

DON’T BE A PERFECTIONIST

Perfection takes a lot of time. Hence, you get less and less done. Some things don’t need to be done perfectly, get used to it. ( I'm good at this one)

BREAK THINGS DOWN TO THEIR SIMPLEST FORM

Minimize complexity. The simplest solution to a problem is often staring us right in the face. Begin with a simple course of action and adjust accordingly.

  So there's a few of my tips, let me know some of yours!!

 

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