We all have the same problem - we run out of time so frequently, it feels like we are never going to catch up with all the things we need to do. We try scheduling and making lists, but somehow time always slips away and things don't get done. I think this problem can be simplified to reach a level where nothing falls through the cracks, and we actually start to take on more than we thought possible before.
Managing Your Bandwidth
There are too many things pulling at us through technology that split our attention and often steal our productivity. You don't need to comment on every posted pic. You aren't missing out on anything. If you can free your mind from the need to check in with social media, your time will open up significantly. I'm not just talking about the time spent actually looking at your device - I'm combining that with the headspace you use automatically telling yourself that you need to look at your phone every thirty seconds. Turn your phone off. Give yourself a break from your tech habit. You will see that you really haven't missed a thing, and you have reclaimed minutes - and potentially hours everyday.
Say NO To Your Snooze Bar
This one is pretty simple. Those few moments of "snooze sleep" never help. I feel it can even set a daily tone of procrastination that results in low overall productivity. The personal freedom you will know by having the discipline to get up and attack your day feels so much better than those few extra minutes of restless sleep
Creating Daily and Weekly Goals
Here's the drill - Get a monthly planner. Take bites out of the year in 30 day segments. Write what you have to do in black on every day. For example, "Pay Rent", is a black ink item. Then, write in red for things you are going to do for yourself. "Go To Yoga" , would be a red item. Then, in green, write up your goals. Even something like "Paint The Bathroom Door". Write it down, and make it real. Just looking around and hoping you will get to it won't get it done. Consider this calendar your appointment book with yourself. It manages your must-do items, your personal health and wellness, and serves as a tracking system for the other little chores that slip away. This is not a calendar on your phone with all the built in distractions. It's paper. And pen. Like in the old days. Before phones. When things got done....
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