Schedule: Improves Your Time Management

Schedule will help manage your time

Today I would like to tell you about one little change I made that increased my productivity tenfold. I made a schedule.

Yep, by simply planning out my day, I started getting a great deal more work done. I wrote about this a bit in my investment article.

If you’re a full-timer like me, then you have a lot of free time on your hands. Your life is your own. That is why I am an entrepreneur. My challenge is that, along with the love of freedom as an entrepreneur, I also have the attention of a balloon artist. Which, as you can guess, is very minimal.

I’ve wasted a lot of time. I used to wake up afternoon every day. I spent ten hours a day watching television. Pretty much, it was the definition of a wasted life.

Sure, I planned to read and market, but I never seemed to have the time. Hmm, what a stupid excuse.

Then I started making a schedule. I made minor changes that created a tremendous response.

First, I started setting the alarm. I’m not too fond of alarm clocks. I find them to be one of the most annoying parts of life, but at least for this season of life, they are a necessity.

Second, I made a daily to-do list. I included time for reading, marketing, play, and eating.

Third, I ordered that list from the alarm went off until that evening. Sometimes I even call it until I want to go to bed.

Fourth, I stuck to the list.

It wasn’t and still isn’t easy, and I am very flexible with my list. I move things around and randomly go to lunch with people all the time. It is not a strict box but a framework to keep me within the bounds I set for life.

A couple of other tips to help you be productive:

  1. Instead of just a list create action cards. Order them in importance. Enjoy tearing them to shreds when you complete that task.
  2. Use an egg timer for different projects. If you want to check e-mail set it for five minutes and when it goes off move to your next task.

I hope you find this helpful and that it will increase your productivity and your quality of life.


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