3 Ways to Get More Done
Identify Your Top 3 Priorities
First thing every morning, decide what your top 3 priorities are — the 3 things you absolutely MUST accomplish that day! Write them down on a sticky note ... jot them down on your calendar ... or just put them in a Word document. By identifying your most important tasks each day — and focusing on them — you’ll make the best use of your time! If other things keep coming up to throw a wrench into the works and take you off task, make a list of what they are ... so you can identify why they occur and start taking steps to keep them from happening in the future.
Use Your Calendar for Yourself
Many of us schedule time and meetings with other people ... but we don’t always give ourselves the same respect we give our clients and coworkers! Try to reserve a block of time to work on important tasks and projects, either daily or weekly. If you can, ignore your phone and turn off email alerts. Focus the time as if you were in a meeting — with your project! You’ll be surprised how much more you can get done if you’re not being constantly interrupted.
Beat Back Procrastination
If you feel like you’re constantly chasing deadlines and working on projects up to the very last minute, you know how stressful that can be! Start winning the procrastination war — one project at a time. First, identify a project that’s not due for several weeks ... and that normally, you might not even look at until a week before it is! Next, set aside 20-30 minutes each day to work on that project, starting today! By the time you actually get close to the deadline, you’ll be well ahead of your curve ... if you’re not already finished!
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