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How to Get More Done in a Day

Updated: May 11, 2022


What do you need to stop doing? Your best productivity may be stifled because you are doing so many things that you need to stop doing. No, your house does not need to look like a model home every morning so the put the vacuum and squeegee away. I'm going to give you a bit of advice "Tidy up not clean up".

One of the best keys to effective time management is to know when to say yes and when to say no. The truth is we get so busy and caught up in all the things there are to do, that we do not realize that we may be spending precious time and energy on things that does serve us. You could use that time to play goldfish with your children or actual sit as a family and eat dinner. So, if you stop doing those low value, low importance tasks, then your productivity would skyrocket, because you would have much more time to devote to the tasks that have the great potential.

So as you look over your typical task list, identify those tasks that are low value. Use the following guidelines to help you identify those tasks and to stop doing them.

1. Can you eliminate it? The first stage is to identify those tasks that you are doing but which you can just stop doing with no real hiccup in your life. Perhaps you spend twenty minutes every morning reading Facebook updates. Unless you need that social media interacts because it importance is life or death, this is probably a low value task that you can simply stop doing. Find other tasks like this and eliminate them.

2. Can you delegate it? If there are tasks on your list that someone else can do for you, then your time is not well spent on them: delegate them. Pay someone else to wash your car while you spend that extra half-hour setting up the rest of your day. Pay some bills, create a task list/to-do list. The amount of money that you spend on the car wash fee is obsolete when you are able to achieve greater productivity. However, don’t use this as an excuse to do the labor yourself. Delegate every task that you can.

3. Can you streamline it? Some tasks only you can do, but you can do them more efficiently. If you are applying lashes or washing your work clothes every morning, you are wasting time. Start your morning the night before, this allows for better sleep and calmer morning. Creating repeatable system specific for your lifestyle is a great way to stop doing some things that waste your time, and leave you late, groggy and annoyed.

Once you stop doing those tasks that you can eliminate or delegate and streamline those tasks that have previously been done in an inefficient way, you will be positioned for greater success and productivity as you give your best time and energy and expertise to those tasks that will bring you the greatest happiness, easy fulfilled life.

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