Getting more done in less time is an idea that appeals to everyone. It’s a win/win, right? Most of us are very motivated by the idea but then things go awry and we don’t successfully achieve our goal to do more in less time. This is usually because we lack the discipline. Does that sound like your story? If it is right now, by the end of this blog, it’s going to change.
Let’s start our journey of change by having you state this simple declaration, an affirmation of what you are going to do:
I have the discipline to get more done in less time.
Say this as often as you feel is necessary, think it and write it down.
Now it’s time to practice what you think. This is where things are going to get REALLY EXCITING!
The first thing you need to start doing is to optimize your energy. You do this by not relying on caffeine buzzes and sugar highs to give you the energy you need to work at the speed of light. A healthy diet of healthy, energy sustaining foods is an ideal way to give you the energy (and right attitude) to work in a focused and productive manner.
The second thing you need to do is stop procrastinating. When we procrastinate, we spend so much time and energy thinking about something that it often takes up more time than if we actually did it. Procrastination doesn’t eliminate your “to-do list”, but it certainly does make you fall behind. What is one thing you’ve put off for far too long that you need to complete? After reading this, go do it!
The third thing you should do is create a priority list. Determine what must be done today, what your secondary tasks are, and what would be great to accomplish if you had time, but isn’t necessary. By doing this, you won’t forget what you should do and you’ll end your day with a sense of accomplishment that leaves you feeling excited to do the same thing again—tomorrow. This is where doing more things in less time gets positively contagious!
The last thing you need to do is get enough rest. This is a very simple concept: rested people can be more productive because they aren’t yawning their days away, longing for a nap, and using stimulants to keep them alert. Better yet, when your day is done and you evaluate everything you’ve done that day, you can go to sleep with a sense of accomplishment because you are not as stressed out or focused on what you did not do.
Are you loving the thought of creating lasting patterns that allow you to get more done in less time? There are many more ways to help this become a norm in your life. Visit www.LeadingTheSpirit.com to find out more!