Monday, April 14, 2008

Keeping track of time

Does time get away from you? In the beginning of the week it seems that there will be all the time in the world to get that to-do list finished. And then Friday comes and the realization hits you that you haven't even made a dent in that list.

If you don't have enough time in your day you might consider prioritizing your tasks. The most critical tasks are at the top of the list along with those that may not be quite as important but have a non negotiable deadline. Lesser tasks are toward the middle of the list and tasks which would be nice to complete but don't have much effect if they aren't completed are at the end of the list.

At the end of the day cross off the list the tasks that have been completed. Add the new tasks and re-prioritize. That's your to-do list for the next day. Of course you could also buy clocks and just set them ahead an hour. That way when it says 5:00 PM it's really only 4:00 PM and you have an extra hour on your hands.

Another way to buy a little time is to outsource or delegate those tasks that don't require your personal attention. If you spend several hours every week housecleaning, use a service to do the cleaning for you and use the extra hours to be more productive. Or to find some leisure time.

If all else fails consider purchasing a clock from Howard Miller grandfather clocks
It won't give you any more time but at least the passing of time will be more pleasant. And who knows it might take you back to a quieter time.

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