Beat the Time Trap 1

We all know that time marches on. It cannot be put in a Tupperware container and stored for later use. Once spent,its gone forever.

How do you beat the time traps? Here are some practical and time-tested ways:

Set up a Schedule for your day

The secret to keeping your day under control and preserving your sanity is to know what your priorities are before you start. I find the best time to write a schedule is the night before or early in the morning. Keep it simple. Rank what needs to be done in order of importance keeping in mind your most important values. Learn to focus on these. Women are natural multi-taskers. Like me,we can handle several tasks at the same time. However if you have an important goal to complete,your habit of multitasking may end up being a source of distraction.

Time is what we want most but its what we use worst~ William Penn

Our daily tasks do not have equal importance. We need to keep asking, “Am I focused on my top priorities?” Too often we surrender to the tyranny of the urgent. Every time the phone rings,we answer it even when we are in the middle of an important project that needs total focus. Avoid interruptions.

At the end of the day,you don’t want a guilty hangover,mentally besting yourself up because you allowed other people to ruin your focus.

Using lists help to free your mind and your energy. I like a stress-free life so I ensure that I have two lists to keep me on track, my Daily list and my Main list.

My daily list details my priorities and schedule for the day. The Main list includes other tasks that require attention throughout the week.

At first it will take practice to gauge your capacity. Be careful you don’t make your list so long or the task so big that you set your self up for failure

Prioritizing is an important aspect of productivity.Listed tasks should be things that matter;things that are in alignment with your objectives and do not distract you from what you really should be doing~Romuald Andrade, Procrastination

Learn to say no more often. Have as much respect for your own time as you have for others. Also be aware of the time you spend socialising on the phone. It’s perfectly fine to socialise,but don’t do it when you are in the middle of an important project. Focus!

Time isn’t the main thing, it is the only thing.~ Miles Davids