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1 CHOOSE THE RIGHT TIME
Nearly everyone has Periods of the day when they tend to drag. It's smart to schedule the most critical tasks for your most productive time of the day.
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2 TOSS IT
If a task doesn't need to be done, just get rid of it altogether.
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3 GET THE BAD STUFF OUT OF THE WAY
Do the unpleasant items quickly and as early in the day as possible.
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4 SET A GOAL EACH DAY
In the morning, decide and write what you want to accomplish that day. It can be even more effective when planned the night before. Once you have a sense of direction, you can spend all your time getting things done!
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5 ELIMINATE ALL COMMUNICATION
While you're working, turn off the phone, and don't check your email. Hang a sign that says, <<Do not disturb>> if necessary. You don't have to do this this for all of your tasks, but at least do it for the more delicate items.
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6 BATCH SIMILAR TASKS TOGETHER
Do all of your E-Mailing at one time and make all your phone calls at another. You'll waste more time by jumping around from task to task.
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7 SET A TIMER
Even if a task might take hours, starting it will seem easier if you give yourself 30 minutes to get as much done as you can. A time limit helps a lot of people concentrate and work better in certain settings.
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8 SET TARGETS
For example; if you have to make cold-calls for your sales job, tell yourself that you're not getting up for any reason until you've made at least 100 calls. Regardless of what happens, refuse to stop until you hit your target.
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9 USE THE PARETO PRINCIPLE
This principle states that 20% of the action you could take will provide you with 80% of the benefits. So focus on the task that will accomplish the most. Unfortunately, these are frequently the tasks that are not enjoyable. You might be Surprised how little you have to do if you focus on the critical 20%.
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10 DELEGATE SOME OF YOUR WORK
Is there anyone else who can help you with the task at hand? The people around you are resources. When appropriate, use their time and talents wisely to get things done more quickly.
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11 SET A DEADLINE
Having a particular endpoint will help to focus your time and energy. If a task doesn't feel necessary, the chances are that it won't get done.
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12 INCREASE YOUR SPEED
It sounds silly, but this can help. Try doing everything a little faster. Walk faster, talk faster, type faster and read faster.
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SMALL
EVERYDAY
THINGS TO
IMPROVE
YOUR LIFE
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PLAN YOUR DAY IN THE MORNING
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ENJOY YOUR BREAKFAST WITHOUT CHECKING THE PHONE
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SMILE IN THE MIRROR. EVERY TIME YOU WALK PAST
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READ FOR 15 MINUTES
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MEDITATE FOR 10 MINUTES
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TALK TO A FRIEND /FAMILY MEMBER
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WRITE DOWN WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY
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WRITE DOWN WHAT MAKES YOU UNHAPPY AND FIGURE OUT WHY
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HUG SOMEONEYOU LOVE
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SET GOALS WITH ACTION PLANS. CHOOSE ONLY 3-4 KEY GOALS PER DAY AND FOCUS ON ACHIEVING THEM
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READ MORE DEEPLY AND CRITICALLY
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WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER
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ACCEPT FAILURE AND LEARN FROM IT
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DELEGATE AND EXPLORE SOMETHING NEW
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ALWAYS BE PREPARED AND WELCOME SUDDEN CHANGES
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DECLUTTER YOUR ROOM FROM TIME TO TIME. THAT WOULD ALSO DECLUTTER YOUR MIND
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DO WHAT CAN BE DONE IN 5 MINUTES RIGHT AWAY. FEWER TASKS WOULD ACCUMULATE AND ADD TO YOUR BURDEN
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KEEP A PLANNER OR NOTEBOOK TO JOT DOWN YOUR THOUGHTS