Sunday, May 19, 2013

Time management, part 2

Another set of tips:

2. Plan your day down to the minute. Write on a piece of paper every action that you going to perform tomorrow in the morning. Go ahead and note down even such thing as a morning visit in the toilet or taking out the trash - the point is to teach your mind to organize your time in a very detailed way. Go through the day with a ready plan and mark the done things on your check list. In the evening, carefully review the entire plan of the day and draw a conclusion. Prepare similar plan for the next day. Repeat it for three consecutive days. Then do the same, but this time without the paper and only in your imagination. Omit minor details, such as brushing your teeth in the morning or making sandwiches. Now, focus only on the most important tasks of the coming day.

3. During the day create on a regular basis the brief but specific visualizations of coming hours. Regardless of whether you have the time already planned on paper or not, just close your eyes and imagine yourself performing any further action over the next 3 - 5 hours. It really enhances the ability to manage time and the organization of your work. After a while it becomes a habit and a part of your internal system operation. Initially, dedicate more time for visualizations (about 15 seconds per activity), but as the time goes on organizing the tasks in your timeline will require just a while.

Soon two tips more!

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