|Jumpstart Monday | Get your week off to a great start with the Day-Timer blog. Each Monday we feature a new tip to help you gain a more productive week at work and at home.|
|Today’s tip: Increase your daily note taking|
Here’s a smart tip you can use today to make more productive use of your time and relieve stress at the same time:
Spend time increasing your daily note taking. Whenever possible, jot down memory-jogging notes about your meetings and decisions as you make them, or at the first convenient moment afterward.
A few easy ways to do this:
- Keep a planner or notebook with you at all times
- Stop and write a time summary in your planner journal at the end of each hour
- Write notes chronologically into your appointment calendar
- Spend 2 minutes writing notes after each task or appointment
It creates a context to the important actions and details of your day. By taking notes as you go along – as opposed to waiting until the end of the day – you ensure that all actions, and thoughts the important actions and details are recorded for future reference.
Furthermore, this activity helps relieve stress because every time you write something down, you reduce the amount of cluttered thoughts in your head.
*Credit for this tip goes to an article by Andrew Wargo.
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|Day-Timer Spokesperson Jeff Doubek can be reached at [email protected]|