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Blocking All Distractions To Manage Your Time Wisely

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Blocking All Distractions To Manage Your Time Wisely

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The Difficulty Of Managing Your Time Effectively

It can sometimes be very demanding to manage your time nowadays. It feels as though there are just so many things to be done in so little time; the 24 hours that we have been allotted every day just does not seem to be enough! How can we as individuals manage our time effectively without sacrificing the commitments that we have and the things that we love to do? How can we prioritize our time when we have a large family and give them the time they need and deserve?  There are so many things that could be forfeited when managing our schedule. Therefore, it is essential to develop a strategy that is efficient and effective.

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How To Start Your Day Right

From the morning time that we wake up, we must first have a strategy in mind. We would have either planned the day the night prior or plan it first thing in the morning, depending on when we wake up and how much time we actually have. It is important to have a diary, journal, or agenda handy at all times so that we can take note of our schedule for the day and see what can be omitted or added. Try at all costs to avoid touching your cell phone first thing in the morning. Indeed, your alarm is actually on your cell phone. Therefore, you have no choice but to touch your cell phone to switch off your alarm but resist the tendency to verify your WhatsApp, Facebook, or Instagram status. This means you are waking up with a mindset of responding to your messages when you wake up with a mindset to either meditate, do some deep breathing, yoga, or even exercise before actually starting your day.  It is not easy to resist temptation, but it is definitely good practice for all. Once you get yourself ready and have dressed up, take some time to eat before leaving the house. Your breakfast is an essential part of your meal, so try at all costs to have a little something before leaving.

How To Be Efficient At Work

With a long day ahead of you in front of the computer, do not forget your blue blocker sunglasses. They will come in handy when sitting in front of your computer screen for hours.  You may choose to play the radio or listen to some meditation music or speech; it is really up to you. When you get to work, it is important to plan your workday as well. Create a schedule, do not just go with the flow; otherwise, you risk wasting your day away. Take the time to go through your physical (not in your head) schedule and tick off every task that you accomplish one at a time. You will see that you were very productive by the end of the day and successfully completed all the tasks on your list. Once again, keep all distractions to a minimum. This would include; your cell phone, social media, browsing through the internet, and more. Try at all costs to keep all of those distractions to a minimum.

Jacklyn J. Dyer

Friend of animals everywhere. Problem solver. Falls down a lot. Hardcore social media advocate. Managed a small team training dolls with no outside help. Spent high school summers creating marketing channels for Elvis Presley in Minneapolis, MN. Prior to my current job I was donating wooden trains in Hanford, CA. Spent the 80's getting my feet wet with accordians in Jacksonville, FL. Spent the 80's writing about crayon art in Africa. Managed a small team getting to know inflatable dolls in Gainesville, FL.

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