Nowadays, we’re all doing 86386097 things at once. Unfortunately, there’s only 24 hours in one day, but you can still get the most out of the 16-18 hours you’re actually up. Here’s how.
EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM. Some of you don’t want to hear this, but if you’re not waking up before 6:30am your day is pretty much shot. Wake up at 5:30 or 6 and get some yoga in. Or some reading. Even take time to make yourself a continental breakfast. When you just jump up out your sleep to rush and get dressed and then sit in traffic only to get to a job you kinda-sorta-hate, you set the tone for your day. And I don’t know about you, but frazzled is not how I like to get through my day.
WRITE THINGS DOWN. Instead of wondering what you had to do today, how about you write it down the day before (or even in the early am) so you’re good to go. When you can see something on paper, it’s more than likely going to get done. That’s not just Mattieologie, it’s a scientific fact. Save yourself some trouble and write things and give your memory a break.
TRIM THE FAT. I love my mom and my sister like the next person but if I know I have things to do, we can talk later. Tivo your favorite soap opera, let that unnecessary call go to voicemail, tweet only like once an hour. Getting distracted is soooooooooooo easy. But it’s also a great time waster. Your things to do list is priority. Anyone or anything not on that list, can wait.
ONCE UPON A TIME. If your day starts at 5am or 6am then you really shouldn’t be working into the evening (unless your boss says so…). Set a beginning but an end as well. When you leave things open to no schedule many thngs get put off until tomorrow…then the end of the week…then next week. Stay focused and set guidelines. My day usually starts around 5am and by the time the hubby gets home from work around 6pm the rest of my day is for him, Breyer’s Rocky Road ice cream and/or some VH1 reality television.
Hey. You’ve got to live.