Are you having trouble finding enough time to get things done? Are you having difficulty accomplishing what you need to – and more importantly, the things that are most meaningful to you? If so, here are a few ideas to help you get the most from your day.
1. Shift your day
In other words, go to bed earlier at night so that you can get up earlier the next day. This will give you more uninterrupted time in the morning, before all of the other tasks and obligations take over.
2. Do the most important thing first.
In the quiet hours of the early morning, tackle the work that is most important to you. Do it first thing before the disruption and distractions begin to take over your day. That way, no matter what happens during the day, you know you have spent time doing what matters.
3. Focus not just on the outcome but the progress as well.
You certainly want to keep sight of your goals. But big goals may be some distance away. They may take some time to achieve. To maintain your motivation, you need to be aware of the progress you are making toward that goal – and what you have still to do.
4. Don’t complain that you don’t have enough time.
Thomas Jefferson once said that if you do not waste time, there is enough time for everything you want to do. Although that may not be the case, if you manage your time well, prioritize your tasks, do the important things first to make sure you get them done, there should be no need for complaints.
5. Take time to plan and prioritize
This is just good time management. If you are going to do the important things first, you need to establish what those important things are.
6. Focus on the minutes, not the hours.
If you take care of the minutes, the hours and days will take care of themselves. This is just another way of saying that you need to be in the present, to focus on the present moment and make the most of it, rather than always looking toward the future.
7. Avoid multitasking
Research has shown that multitasking really does not work. In fact, it might do more harm than good. We need to focus on one thing at a time and give our full attention.
8. Set routines
Routines give us the discipline we need to get things done. Establishing a routine also takes the guesswork out of what we should do next.
9. Don’t be a perfectionist, just do it.
Nothing will ever be perfect, and trying to make it so will only get in the way of reaching your goals and accomplishing your tasks.
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