In this e-book get my latest 101 Tips for Improving Productivity to take your skills to the next level. Here’s the first 3 tips:
- Create a written weekly plan in addition to your daily plan. An important key to getting more done is having a weekly plan that enables you to distribute your activities and workload rationally. Planning one week at a time gives you a greater sense of control because you’re utilizing the concept of pacing. Rather than a mere 24 hours, a weekly plan allows you to focus on a more manageable period of time.
- Prioritize the items on your daily plan. Without prioritization, we put off the biggest and most difficult tasks. The easy things can be done quickly, and by checking a lot of them off the list, we feel a sense of accomplishment. Prioritizing each item on your daily list forces you to complete the most important tasks — even if they’re the most difficult ones.
- Use a single time management system. Each different time management system has something valuable to offer. However, balancing multiple systems is not a good use of your time – which defeats the whole purpose. The system that you use is less important than the fact that you use a single system and that you use it consistently. Select a system you’re willing to commit to for at least the next year.