Little things can make a big difference in managing the demands on our time. This episode is a quick flyover of the things that help me on a daily basis. Here are my Top 10 Tips for Managing Your Day (more details in the audio, of course):
- Write it down.
- Get a head start.
- Do your most dreaded task first.
- Turn off distractions.
- Take breaks.
- Eat breakfast.
- Get some exercise.
- Say no.
- Batch process.
Tip of the week: Make your calendar work for you.
- Use it only for time-bound commitments
- Get all appointments into it
- Use one calendar for all appointments (personal, professional, etc.)
Tool of the week:
shared calendars (e.g., in Google Calendar) – If you’d be interested in a short video tutorial about how to set up shared calendars in Google Calendars, let me know in the comments or send an email to email@example.com.
Some resources for more info:
Getting Things Done by David Allen
On the question of whether multitasking is a good idea, check out my post on Lifehack.org: “The Ability to Multitask Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be.”
Next week we’ll talk about goal-setting.
What about you? What are your best strategies for staying on top of your busy days?Click here to discover my favorite apps!
I would love to have your help!
- Subscribe, rate, and review The Productive Woman in Apple Podcasts or subscribe in Stitcher.
- Join the conversation at The Productive Woman on Facebook.
- Your feedback matters to me. Please share your comments, questions, or suggestions.
Royse City, Texas
I Was Just Thinking . . .
Legal Blog: Real Estate Law Blog
Hi Laura, Well, it was another inspiring podcast. And right now what I need is inspiration. I have been using a paper calendar and resisting using my smart phone calendar (who knows why), but tonight I am going to switch over to an electronic calendar. It will be on my phone and iPad and of course more efficient . Thank you for the time and energy it takes you to put together your podcasts. It is helping people like me.
Thank you so much for the encouragement. I’m glad you found something helpful in it. Let me know how the new calendar works out for you. I’ve sure found it helpful to have my calendar with me, synced among my various devices.
Thank you for taking the time to comment.