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Getting Organized in the New Year
Carlton, OR, December 2, 2003 - Are you ready for the New Year?
Have you given any thought to your new years resolutions? Would
you like to make more money? Have more free time for vacations or
enjoying friends and family? Getting organized can help free up
that spare time and make you more productive.
Making lists can be an effective tool for getting better organized. Begin by listing everything you normally do. Then add to the list all the things you wish you had time for. Make sure that most of the following items are on your list: eating, sleeping, exercise, time with friends and family, inspiration, etc.
Prioritizing your list is the next step. Realize that without
the proper amount of food and sleep, that you will probably not
have the energy to accomplish as much as you would like to. Taking
time to exercise will also increase the amount of energy you have
and the mental clarity that you need to be at your maximum efficiency.
Next create a schedule for a typical week. For the next month or so, keep track of every minute of your day. Keep a journal of how much time you spend on your daily activities. Try to stick to your schedule, but even if you can't, make a note of how you are spending your time. At the end of each week, look over your journal and try to determine things you do that take up your time that may be less important than other things on your list.
Over the next month or so, make adjustments to your schedule, trying to include more important activities. The discipline of keeping a journal of your activities may be just what you need to get into a routine of doing things that increase your energy and productivity.
Do you spend a lot of time worrying about your finances? Keeping track of
your expenses may be a good next step. By tracking your expenses
you can then prioritize the things you're spending money on. Then
you can decide which things you can live without and not worry so
much. This will free up even more time and energy for more important
If you have your own business, keeping closer track of your time on various activities and billable hours and expenses may increase your profits because you will be able to identify where you can spend your time most effectively.
Just remember that better organization plus the discipline to do the things
that produce the best results, will yield increased productivity
and more time for recreation and happy times.
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