This week’s post is shorter but should serve as a useful tool in time management.
In my last post, I talked about the art of using multipliers to enhance the use of your time. In this post, I offer easy and doable ideas that can assist you in making this happen!
- Set priorities first thing in the morning or before going to bed (for the next day);
- Address top priorities first when you are in full swing and have greater energy;
- Tackle large projects in stages – to avoid feeling overwhelmed;
- Identify your “best time” for working on challenging tasks – keep lighter work for times when your concentration level is lower (this aligns with the third point);
- Use waiting time and travel time productively – listen to an audiobook, jot down ideas, finish correspondence, plan out your week. I read War and Peace in 20 minute increments on the treadmill – enough said!;
- Set deadlines and stick to them – handy for sectioning off large projects (this aligns with the fourth point); and
- Carry a small notebook to jot down ideas because inspiration strikes anywhere, anytime (Biech, 2007).