Judy Peebles in
, Time Management
January 17, 2012 |
We all get the same number of hours, minutes and seconds in each day. In a year that’s 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes and 31,536,000 seconds. This year (2012) we get a little bonus since it is a leap year – 366 days, 8,784 hours, 527,040 minutes and 31,622,400 seconds.
Today is January 16th – so by the end of the day, that’s already 384 hours or the equivalent of over 9 ½ work weeks already in the bag.
Yes, I know some of that time has to be for essentials like sleeping and eating, but how are you managing your time?
Here are some tips:-
- To-do lists rarely get done. Especially if they are a mile long. But they can be useful to keep you focused and track your progress. I like to highlight my lists and then I can see at a glance how I am doing.
- Prioritized list – Take the mammoth to-do list and before you finish for the day decide your priorities for the next day.
- Track time – If you feel out of control, you can track your time and
- Eat that Frog – Brian Tracy’s book http://astore.amazon.com/thejou0bb-20/detail/1576754227 gives tips on how to stop procrastinating. Imagine you had to eat a frog today, you would want to do that first to get it out of the way. I even bought some frog stickers and sometimes use them to identify my frog. Then I tackle that first.
- 30/15 – Sometimes just getting started is half the battle, use this 30/15 technique to stay focused. http://judypeebles.com/thirty-fifteen/
- Boundaries – Be firm about your boundaries. Make sure you are getting your priorities accomplished before being impacted by others’ requests.
- 80/20 Rule or Pareto’s Principle – Remember that 20% of what you are doing will give you 80% of your results. Make sure that the 20% is focused on the important tasks.
- Emails / Social Media – Use a timer to avoid losing hours in emails or social media.
“It’s not the hours you put in your work that count, it’s work you put in the hours.”
~ Sam Ewing
Judy Peebles, Creator of The Journaling Jenius™, Journaling Jems™ and The Knowledge Series – 5 Keys to Accelerate Your Success
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