Remember my post about developing habits to help you get through your days quicker and easier? http://www.janchristensen.com/is-habit-destiny/
Well, here are a few more thoughts about fine-tuning your schedule.
1. Have a routine for checking your notes, calendar and to-do lists every day.
2. For major projects, don’t list on your to-do list more than three to five actions related to the ones you’re going to tackle that day.
3. Prioritize your goals on your list, not just in your head.
4. Take items off your lists that are no longer necessary or desired, even if you haven’t finished them. It’s surprising how many of us leave things on there that no longer interest us or that we haven’t a prayer of accomplishing. They just clutter lists up and can make you feel discouraged.
Realize that you cannot always, get everything done that’s on your to-do list every day. Hardly anyone ever does. This will eliminate a lot of stress.
And finally, effective time management uses the great in-and-out system;
Try not to take on a new task before an old one is finished.
This works on so many levels—Before bringing in a new food product, new clothing, new decorations, new project, new anything, get rid of something else. You whole life will be less cluttered.
And your time will be more easily managed.