7 Simple Steps to Get More Out of Your Day

Let’s face it – time is probably our greatest resource. We never seem to have enough of it and it seems to pass so quickly. Well, we would not get any more of it and we cannot slow it down.

What we can do is make the most of the time we have. Here are some simple steps you can take to get the most out of your day.

1. Plan your day the night before

At the end of each day, write out all the things you need to do the following day to achieve your goals. Pull together all the information you will need, phone numbers, and relevant paperwork.

2. Prioritise the list

Number each item and do the harder jobs first. There is always the temptation to do the easy jobs first. However, think how the thought of doing the hard jobs hangs over you as you do the easy stuff. Think how good you will feel when the nasties are out of the way, and how motivated you will feel.

3. Stick to your list

Check off each item as you go, and avoid distractions. You do not need to answer every email/text as they come in. Set a schedule to check your email/notifications once every hour, or whatever works best for you.

4. Remember the three “D’s” – Do it, Delegate it, or Dump it

Handle each piece of paper only once. Either do something about it now, delegate it to someone else, or throw it in the trash. And remember, “Only do it if only you can do it.”

5. Do not procrastinate

Procrastination really is the “Thief of Time”. It is so easy to put things off till another time or till “I’ve had time to think about it.” DO IT NOW!

6. Plan your leisure time

Schedule out time for you to relax, workout, go shopping, whatever it is that you enjoy.

7. Be honest with yourself

Keep asking, “Is what I’m doing now getting me to where I want to get to?” If the answer is “no”, change what you are doing.

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