10 July 2009

I Make Good Use Of My Time

I embrace time wisely and focus on every moment to stay productive.

I make good use of my time. By remaining in the moment and focusing on the task at hand, I optimize my productivity.

To facilitate my ability to stay focused, I am organized in my daily life. I write out my schedule and keep it handy.

At the beginning of each day, I make a list of things I need to remember. Then, because I am confident that important matters won't be forgotten, I let go of thoughts that I would otherwise need to keep juggling.

I also train my mind to turn off internal distractions or challenges I need to solve. I set a regular time to journal or resolve any conflicts.

When these stressors encroach on my work, I remind myself that I will address them during the time I have set aside and return my attention to the matter at hand.

I minimize outside distractions as well. While I have grown so accustomed to phone and email that I can hardly imagine life without them, I can turn them off from time to time for my own good! They are merely tools and should be treated as such.

I let my family, friends, and coworkers know when I will be available and then follow through.

By consistently being fully focused on my family when I promise them my attention, I know they will be willing to grant me the time and space I need to focus when I need to do so.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. Do I write out what I need to get done so I can focus on my priorities?
2. What will I do to minimize outside distractions when I am working?
3. When I promise other people my time and attention, do I follow through?

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