Weekly Link Roundup of Useful Planning Articles

chain linksHere are some of the best articles from around the web this week that will help you find more time, find focus, and get more things done:

Goal Setting Made Easy: In Defense of Goal Setting [A Daring Adventure] Skip down to the ‘how to’ section, you’ll love the simplicity of his steps especially #2 “goals should motivate” and #3 “goals should match your values”

Quit TV: Think of what you could do if you cut the TV out of your life. Read The 5 Step Process to Complete TV Elimination [Pick the Brain] Give it a shot… what do you have to lose?

Not Good At Saying No?: There are some interesting ideas in When I Say “No” I Feel Guilty – 6 Tips for Standing Up for Yourself [Quips and Tips for Achieving Your Goals]. I especially like tip number 3, which suggests that you rehearse an “Assertiveness Script” that can be your go-to phrase when it’s time to say no.

Stop Repeating Your Work: Don’t Waste Time Solving Problems Twice [Time Management Ninja] offers six ways you can save time by documenting the key information in your life. The first one, ‘Have One Notebook’ is a great reason to always keep your day planner handy.

An Important To-Do List: If you only have a minute, please read 7 Things To Do Today [Minimalist4Life] I won’t ruin it for you, but it involves smiling and laughing.

Frequent Flyer?: I am, and I love finding ways to pack smarter. Here’s a great post on How to Pack Smart for A Trip [Dumb Little Man] that’s full of tips to save you time and frustration.

Learn Better Focus: Read this post on learning to focus before you go to work on Monday, Monk Mind: How to Increase Your Focus [Zen Habits] It has some valuable tips on increasing productivity by eliminating your distractions.

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Jeff Doubek Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at jeff.doubek@daytimer.com

5 thoughts on “Weekly Link Roundup of Useful Planning Articles

  1. Thank you Laurie and livelink. Best wishes on your online endeavors, please feel free to contact me if you have any thoughts or ideas on time management.

    — Jeff

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