Top 7 Ways To Accomplish More Every Day
By Bill Nieporte
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After complaining that I had "too little time" to do all the things that "needed to be done," a mentor said: "You have the same amount of time per day that everyone else has...24 hours. You don't need more time. What you need is the discipline to use the time you've got more wisely." With this in mind, here are seven tips that have helped me to accomplish more each day of my life.
- Plan each day.
The last thing you should do each evening (or the first thing you do in the morning) is create a "task list" for the next day. Your list will help you set priorities and keep you focused.
- Organize your life.
One of life's greatest time wasters is a cluttered office or messy living space. How often have you wasted valuable time trying to find that memo, contract, your wallet, or even your car keys. Follow the old adage that says, "Everything has a place and everything should be in its place!" Get your life organized.
- Don't be a mail pack-rat.
I recently visited a friend's office and noticed several piles of mail cluttering the desk. Instead of filing, responding to, or trashing mail, he simply sort through them every few days, shifting the stacks from one place to another on his desk. Avoid this time waster and you'll accomplish more each day.
- Utilize all of your time.
Start by taking a book with you wherever you go. When you find yourself waiting in the doctor's office, for a appointment to commence, or for your car to be repaired, try increasing your knowledge by reading that book. In addition, while driving your car, don't waste time listening to the "fluff" that fills the airwaves. Instead listen to educational or motivational tapes in your car.
- Develop healthful habits.
The body needs adequate rest, proper nutrition, and plenty of exercise to fight off fatigue and extend life. Give your body what it needs and you'll have the energy you need to accomplish much more.
- Avoid energy stealers.
Do you know people who sap your energy or individuals with attitudes that literally suck the life out of you? Make it a practice to avoid excessive contact with negative people.
- Blow up your television.
If you are not willing to part with your television completely (I'm not either) then at least learn which button turns the set off and develop the courage to use it (often). Spend that time playing with your children, reading a book, or with your spouse.
You only have 24 hours each day. Use them wisely!
Today's Top 7 Business was submitted by Dr. Bill Nieporte, editor of two popular ezines.
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Article Submitted On: February 05, 2001