It’s easy to get side-tracked with all the things we need to do during the day! Without proper preparation and focus we can waste precious time and this may lead to feeling frustrated and we end up complaining!
Have you ever started off your day with great intentions and energy to conquer all to complete your TO DO list, only to find yourself a few hours later still handling your emails or getting lost in the amount of info popping left and right from your computer screen and losing track of the task at hand?
You’re not alone! It’s so easy to get overwhelmed and distracted. How can you manage your time more effectively and actually get things done everyday to avoid complaining? I’d like to share with you my 4 Golden Rules that I use and that help me be more productive and keep on task.
GOLDEN RULE #1 – Get up early – The first thing that allows me to take action towards my goal and ambition is to have the “discipline” to get up early to start my day before everyone else at home, 5 days out of 7, I get up before the house wakes up with a “ fresh mind” and a cup of coffee. It’s not always easy to stick to, but in the end I know I will have more satisfaction to advance on my projects versus spending an additional 2 hours sleeping-in! (I can always take a nap after lunch)
GOLDEN RULE #2 – Exercise – Taking care of my body allows me to feel “empowered’ and “connected: in all areas of my life”. There’s no excuses to procrastinate and postpone to the next day. We can ALWAYS find at least 10 minutes in a day to exercise and feel great in the process!
GOLDEN RULE #3 – Remain clear on what you want to accomplice – I can’t accomplish anything big when my head is filled with all these “TO DO” things. It feels as if everything is spinning in every corner and I live anxiously fearing to forget something. When I start my day, I need to know exactly what needs to be done urgently and also be able to devote some time to a project that matters to me. If I want to make progress, not waste time and avoid feeling frustrated and complain, I know that I must give myself every opportunity to accomplish the task I need and to do this I use the marvelous ( and free) tool called KANBAN
GOLDEN RULE #4- Stay focused to work more effectively and less – There’s nothing worse for me than to start my day with good intention only to allow my computer, emails, and demands from others invade me. Time just flies and I end up wasting precious time feeling more disappointed and confused than before I started and this is great feeding ground for complaining! Once I am clear on the tasks that I need to accomplish in my schedule, I must stay focused on the task ( no answering phone calls, making a cup of coffee, checking Facebook etc… ) For the last few years now, I have relied on the Pomodoro Technique to keep me on track and it works like a charm.
Let me know how this works out for you! How do you manage your time without complaining and tell me how your 21 Day Quit Complaining Challenge is going?
Love & Respect,
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