Time Management


I always seem to have a chronic lack of time. Luckily there are many tips floating around on the interwebs. Here are some recommendations which work for me:
  • Start with something you most dread to do, or with something which will gives you a structural result (so don't start with your social media, e-mails, TV, etc).  
  • Start right away, don't go eating first. Breakfast / diner can wait.
  • Go the extra mile; when you tired and/or not in the mood anymore try to continue for a little while before you stop.
  • When the task is large try to do a little bit every day, every trip around the world always starts with a first step.
  • Work with deadlines (and promise yourself rewards).
  • Get as much done as early in the day as you can (get out of bed early).
  • When you're not in the mood: go away and do something active (walking, clean the house, etc).
  • Stay in your circle: only focus on the direct task at hand. This prevents brooding and choking.
  • Create habits. For example every Monday night you do a specific task.
  • Make every day a ranked list with the most important things to do.
Now go forth and be fruitful and creative!

2 comments:

  1. Great suggestions Rob. I am in complete agreement with the recommendations. I will have to work a bit on compliance.
    I have always felt that oftentimes, the dread of a task is worse than the performance of the task itself. Yes, get that monkey off your back and the rest of the chores seem less taxing.
    (Hang in there Buster!)

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    1. Thank you! I'm lacking compliance as well. But when I have finally started a task, and I can get in a state of flow, it is hard to stop.

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