Software Engineering, Project Management, and Effectiveness
Do you know what you want to accomplish today? Did you actually make the time for the things that you want to do today? Are you task switching like crazy? The single most common pattern I see when somebody’s day is scrambled, it’s because they didn’t make time for the things that they wish they did. Again. And again. And again.
Let’s stop the insanity.
Time management tips #16 is unscramble your day. The idea here is to take a few moments in the morning, to make your day go better. It’s a quick and simple exercise that immediately pays off. It pays off by immediately by clarifying what you will do, what you won’t do, and what you need to make time for. It helps you quickly structure your day, just enough so that you can focus where it counts.
This is a big deal because your day can change right under our feet. No matter how you planned it the day before, the week before, or the month before, it changes. When we make up in the morning, and our day has arrived, it’s where the rubber meets the road – and it’s amazing just how different reality can be from our initial plan. Things change, and time changes what’s important.
But the good news is -- today can be THE best day to re-plan your day to make the most of it.
Here’s how to re-plan your day with skill:
There is only so much time in the day. You can feel good about your day if you know that you have identified your priorities, you are keeping the most important appointments, and you are making space for the things that count, and taking the time to recharge and renew.
The more you can reduce your task-switching and the more you can give yourself larger chunks of time for focus, the better off you are.
For free time management training , check out 30 Days of Getting Results, and for a time management system check out Getting Results.com.
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Thanks for taking the time to discuss that, I really feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.
Hi JD, you got my attention after I read this post. Very interesting point of view on time management.
Thanks for sharing your experiences.