Strategy #5 | Spend time on what really matters.


Spend time on what really matters.

Know how you spend your time each day.

Set daily priorities.

Avoid multi-tasking.

There are only 24 hours in a day, but often we try and cram as much as we can into our daily schedules. Technology, work, school, social activities, family obligations, etc. are all things that can distract us from what truly needs to be accomplished each day. Yogi Berra once said “You don’t have to swing hard to hit a home run. If you’ve got the timing, it’ll go.” Taking a step back from our daily routine and focusing our attention on what is important in our lives will shed light on what we truly value. Attention on building relationships should be one of those values. Spend time on what really matters.

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Keeping a time log or daily planner is a helpful way to determine how you are using your time. It will also provide a way to keep appointments and activities organized.

Determine what is important versus what is urgent. Most important tasks are usually not the most urgent, so prioritize your tasks by importance and urgency first.

Start and complete the same tasks when possible. Routine multi-tasking hinders concentration and focus. Productivity is lost when switching from one task to another.