- Do It. Stop pushing around a task and do it now.
- Delete It. Some things do not require your response.
- Delegate It. As often as possible, pass a task on to someone else
- Decide on It. Make a decision. Move on.
- Date It. Choose when you’ll give items your time and attention.
Wow, before we know it, school will be starting and Summer ending! As much as I love Summer, I love the start of the school year. For me, it feels like a fresh start and a time for resolutions, more so than New Year’s. This year I want to be more productive and make every second count!
As an avid list maker, the article, “The Daily Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity,” on Entrepreneur.com, really spoke to me. It includes the The Ivy Lee Method:
- “At the end of each work day, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow.
- Prioritize those six items in order of their true importance.
- When you arrive tomorrow, concentrate only on the first task. Work until the first task is finished before moving on.
- Move any unfinished items to a new list for the next day.
- Repeat this process every working day.”
The post, “3 Small Discipline Habits You Can Train,” on zenhabits.net, also resonated with me, especially this quote,
“Instead of having a long to-do list of things you want to do today, have just one thing you want to do right now.”
I realized that sometimes, instead of writing another list, I could accomplish a “to-do” item!
Any new and improved habits or systems you’re planning on for the Fall? I’d love to hear! Let’s connect! – Eileen
Have you read these “time saving tips” on my blog?
“You Don’t Need to Reinvent the Wheel with your Social Media Content” and “7 tips to keep your Social Media time in check.”
BTW – Back in 2013 I made a “creative” resolution and I’ve been painting and drawing regularly every since! You can follow along on Instagram
to see my artwork, or for a more indepth view, read my blog by clicking here.It really is possible to incorporate new habits into your life, whatever they may be, and keep them!
If you are interested in reading about my artistic side, visit my blog mycreativeresolution.com
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