How to make it a day of time well spent

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As a productivity expert I’m careful with how I use my time. I try to use it for activities that will advance my work and my life in a direction that is right for me.

Time is the most important investment you can make. Time is more valuable than money. Why? Because money is a renewable resource. Time is not.

You have the same 1,440 minutes in your daily time bank as I do. Each day it’s replenished with 1,440 more minutes for you to use at your discretion. When it’s gone, it’s gone.

How do you invest your time?

Let’s re-imagine your time spend to ensure you are focusing your efforts in a way that supports the work that matters most to you. Only then will you be sure you are receiving the highest return on your time investment.

Here are 3 simple steps to make that happen:

Step 1. List Your Priorities
What are your goals and priorities for work and life (personal and professional)? Use whatever categories are meaningful to you. They can be as broad or specific as you like. The trick is to keep it simple. Consider these:

  1. Family + Friends
  2. Fun
  3. Health + Wellness
  4. Work
  5. ​​​​​​​Community

2. Edit your TO DO list
Review the tasks on your TO DO list. Do they support your goals and priorities? Cut out the activities that are low value. Anything that doesn’t lead you towards achieving your priorities moves down (or off) your TO DO list.

3. Plan + Prioritize Regularly
Just as you would meet with your financial planner on a regular basis, so should you with your check ins on your tasks and time. Some shifts may be necessary to keep you focused on the work that matters most

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