Thursday, April 3, 2014

90 extra minutes a day. just for you.

I'm with you on that one John, really. That's why I read What To Do When There's Too Much To Do by Laura Stack. It helped a lot. At one point or another, we have all complained that there are not enough hours in a day. Stack helps us use those precious hours wisely. Here is some of her advice mixed with a few of my own personal tid-bits, of course:

When you need to use the computer as a research tool. Research effectively. Oh, and don't get distracted on Pinterest two hours when you just needed to look up your bank's customer service phone number.

Learn how to say no and make it stick. You do not owe anybody anything. Well, maybe your offspring, and your significant other, and your mother. But that's it. Don't make empty promises to those high on your priority list or those at the bottom. Just say no. And you don't need to apologize or explain yourself. The NO is good enough.

When making a "to do" list, define importance carefully. Don't put stupid things on there just to avoid the important things you really don't want to do. Don't procrastinate, especially if it's an important (high value) thing on your list. Just put your big girl panties on and get it done.

AND you're welcome.

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