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Manage Your Time More Efficiently

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

manage timeWe live in a busy age. There are so many things to do! The challenge lies in determining which tasks are the most critical, which can wait a little while, and which don’t actually need to be done at all.

When starting your day, it’s a good idea to look at all the tasks that need to be done and organize them according to priority. Very important tasks should obviously be at the top of your to do list, making sure that you don’t overload your day with so many critical tasks that you can’t complete them all. Next, consider the myriad of other tasks that are not quite so critical but that you still want to take care of before day’s end. Group similar tasks together if you can, such as setting aside a time to make several phone calls all at once rather than interspersing calls at intervals throughout the day. Consolidate errands to avoid unnecessary travel time, and then decide which tasks can be relegated to the bottom of your list.

Armed with such a blueprint, your day becomes much organized and your duties are much more manageable. Be sure to take time in between to eat regular meals, drink plenty of water, and notice the world around you in order to avoid stress caused by too much rushing and pressure. Whatever you do not accomplish today can be placed at the top of your list tomorrow when you start this whole process over again.