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It’s a really long and busy day. Meetings, emails, a looming deadline.
You are working hard. But somehow, it’s just not enough.You are feeling tired, stressed and it’s becoming harder to focus, none of which is helping your productivity. Happens to all of us, right?
When is the right time?
There may be a better time.
But, there is no such thing as a wrong time.
There is just time.
You say you are overloaded.
You say you have too much to do.
Yet, you aren’t even keeping a todo list.
So, how do you really know what you need to accomplish?
Do you check your phone all day long?
The average person turns on their phone 110 times a day! (Some extreme users do it closer to 1000!)
But, you don’t need to check your phone everywhere and anytime.
If you do, your phone is ruling your life.
Do you know what your most important tasks are, right now?
Perhaps they are lost in your todo list which is a mile long.
Or maybe you haven’t written them down, even though they are weighing on your mind.
What are your top tasks today and what will it take to actually get them done?
So busy. So hurried.
You have so much work to do that you feel like you never rest.
When do you fit your life in?
Do you even remember your personal life? Or has it become a blur of commuting, work, and errands.
You need to make time for you.
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A busy schedule can overwhelm you or even stop you from doing what you want to do.
You might want to write a book, pursue a new career, start a business, or make some other changes but your schedule screams, “No—you’re too busy!”
The truth is you have time—you just choose to spend your time in other areas.
You have dreams inside you.
BIG things that you want to accomplish.
Yet, you have never started many of them. Your dreams remain thoughts in your head.
You have convinced yourself that they are impossible. Or you don’t know where to start. Or you don’t have time.
What’s stopping you from pursuing your dreams?
Do your emails go unanswered?
Do you write lengthy explanations about what you need, only to be ignored?
If you want better response rates to your emails, you need to get to the point.
A great technique to ensure that your emails are acted upon is to write them backwards.
Today, I have a simple time management tip that most people don’t do.
In fact, it may seem downright elementary.
Let your calendar and todo list be best friends.
Put your todos on your calendar and make sure you schedule time for your most important tasks.