Today’s Tips from Laura
When the “Why” is Important Enough, the “How” is Easier
Have you ever wanted to scream, “Stop the world, I want to get off!”
If you’re racing to nowhere, step back and take a look at your priorities. Without the why in your life, the how becomes harder. The solution is to determine where you want to spend your time in support of your plans.
What are you committed to changing in your life? These tips can help you decide.
- Spend enough time with the people who are dear to you. Never take your loved ones for granted, because they may not be here tomorrow.
- Eliminate time-zapping addictions from your life. Stop watching so much TV, surfing the ‘Net, and playing video games all the time, and you’ll wonder where the heck all that extra time came from.
- Make your health a top priority. If you don’t, you won’t be able to do much — and your ability to help others will decline. Keep up with doctor appointments, stay hydrated, and stop smoking.
- Exercise consistently. As few as 15 minutes of exercise a day can greatly improve your health and quality of life.
- Make time to feed your intellect and continue your learning. Humans share the need to learn. If you want your brain to continue to serve you into your old age, keep it active.
Learn to tune out all the background noise in your life and focus on what matters most, and you’ll find that the how becomes easier.
© 2009 Laura Stack. Laura Stack is a personal productivity expert, author, and professional speaker who helps busy workers Leave the Office Earlier® with Maximum Results in Minimum Time®. She is the president of The Productivity Pro®, Inc., a time management training firm specializing in productivity improvement in high-stress organizations. Since 1992, Laura has presented keynotes and seminars on improving output, lowering stress, and saving time in today’s workplaces. She is the bestselling author of three works published by Broadway Books: The Exhaustion Cure (2008), Find More Time (2006) and Leave the Office Earlier (2004). Laura is a spokesperson for Microsoft, 3M, and Day-Timer and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, CNN, and the New York Times. Her clients include Cisco Systems, Sunoco, KPMG, Nationwide, and 3M. To have Laura speak at your next event, call 303-471-7401. Visit www.TheProductivityPro.com to sign up for her free monthly productivity newsletter.
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