But there is a way you can climb out of that daily rut and become the dependable, go-getting, high-achiever type you want to be.
Here are 10 ways to become more reliable and more productive at work and at home:
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- Write everything down: Keep your planner nearby at all times to record conversations, appointments and especially task ideas – it’ll become your second brain
- Take 5 each morning: plan your day over a cup of coffee and stay accountable for important appointments and activities
- Use your Sunday “me time”: 15 minutes of planning each Sunday allows you to organize your week ahead and choose priority tasks to accomplish
- Simplify your tasks: keep yourself from getting overwhelmed (a big procrastination cause), learn to break down your tasks into small easily done pieces
- Track your time: Keep a daily time journal and summarize your activities each hour, it will help you stay motivated and will give you an honest picture of where your time really goes
- Use one calendar: don’t spread your life out thin, consolidate your schedule into one easily accessible, go-to location
- Create flow: Sometimes you just need to get yourself into the flow, set a timer for 15 minutes and work hard – you’ll find yourself working hard and focused
- Avoid distractions: shut out the websites, the drop-ins, and other external noise that steals your time. Successful people know how to protect your time
- Use routines: when things go south, a set of daily routines can keep you on track. Here are some suggestions…
- Review your day: before you turn out the lights and shut down the office, take a few minutes to journal at least 5 key things that happened – tomorrow you’ll quickly remember where you left off
Do you have a tip for getting yourself over the hump and on your way to a productive week? Please share your tip…
|Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org|