We are all so busy that projects and chores stay on our To-Do Lists for days, maybe weeks, at a time. What are those tasks that never make it to the top of your list? Are they things that you don’t want to do or don’t know how to do? Where are they on your list of priorities? Be honest with yourself. Give yourself permission to delegate those To-Dos to someone else. Can you trade some chores? Maybe a friend would hem those pants for you in exchange for your driving her kids somewhere. Is there a fellow employee who would “trade” tasks with you to get those jobs done in a more enjoyable fashion?
By scheduling the items on your To-Do List on your calendar you are more likely to complete them. I think of it as a small promise to myself. Breakdown larger projects into smaller chores. Spread out those chores over several days, and in no time your will see progress.
Be conscious of time wasters like watching television, talking on the phone, and surfing the Internet. Try to limit yourself by setting a timer or by keeping an eye on the clock when doing these things.
Don’t forget to schedule some time just for you, to learn something new, read a book, or just relax. We are so busy these days that scheduling downtime is a must.
Work at making small changes and be prepared to juggle things because time is always moving and so will your schedule.