“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.” — Lin Yutang
If you think that everything you do in a day is essential, do a time log for a few days, or even a week or two. Break your day into 15-minute blocks. Write down what you do in each block of time. We suspect that like all of the rest of us, you lose a lot of time to habits, requests from others, inefficiencies and just general downtime that you aren’t aware of.
After completing a time log, carefully review the information for patterns and ways you can adjust. How can you better use your time? Remember that we aspire to be more effective. What are you doing that doesn’t directly support your purpose? How can you use your freed-up time for what really matters to you?
“For the resolute and determined, there is time and opportunity.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
With our online effective time management skills workbook, we’ll show you how to STOP and BE AWARE of how you are choosing to use the precious time of your life.