June 14, 2011

Tip of the day—Want to get a lot done?

For me the best way to make sure that I get a lot accomplished in a day is to set a timer.  Yesterday I played catch-up. After a week of VBS, the house needed a good cleaning, I had a lot of computer work to do, calls to make, letters to mail—you get the picture.  I made a very long to-do list the night before (also key in me accomplishing a lot) and then set to work.  I would put the timer on for 20 minutes and work in the office on paperwork, calls, and blogging.  Then I would switch to working with our daughter on a project or accomplishing one of the cleaning tasks on my list for a while.  For those of you who work with computers, you know how easy it is to get caught up online and before you know it you look up and an hour or more has gone by.  The timer keeps me on task and helps me balance different types of work and activities to help me be more efficient.  Another bonus is that I’m not sitting down all day long.  After 20 minutes I’m getting up, walking around the house, going outside to the garden, etc. 

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