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Today’s guest post comes to us from Les Roberts. Enjoy!
How about you all? Where in your day do you find yourself wasting the most time? What steps do you take to make sure you stay on target?
Share your experiences by commenting below!
Jacob’s Thoughts – Listed below are my random thoughts as I was reading this article.
- @ Social media websites that distract from efficiency – For my generation, perhaps the biggest time-spending black hole is Facebook. Many times, I find myself going to Facebook between tasks. However, my time would most likely be spent elsewhere.
- @ Spending too much time on email – Another enormous “time-suck” for people in today’s age is email. In a book that I read recently, it is estimated that people spend an average of 2 hours on their email each day. This is truly amazing! I admit that I need to do a better job of spending less time on email as well!
- The two best books I know of that offer systems to assist in email overload are 1) The Hamster Revolution by Mike Song and 2) Getting Things Done by David Bach.
- For details about The Hamster Revolutions system, click here.
- @ How to reach the end of the day and accomplish what you wanted to – I read recently somewhere that a good way to ensure a feeling of accomplishment at the end of each day is to make a mental agreement with yourself twice a day – 1) When you get in to the office in the morning, agree with yourself what you will feel good about getting done with that day, and then 2) at lunch time, reassess where you are and if that goal is still reasonable. This way, you hold yourself accountable for what you get done, and will be more likely to stay on target.
- @ Taking a break from your computer screen – This is something that I am a strong believer in. When I am blogging and am having to spend many hours in front of the computer screen, I often find myself feeling zoned out and in a sort of trance. Taking a break and even reading something away from my screen will help get me “back to the real world.”
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