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Picture this: you sit at your desk Monday morning, look at your checklist and wonder how all of it is going to be completed before the day is over. Do you ever wish you had one or two more hours in the day so that you can check off everything on your to-do list?
Our daily tasks, meetings and other responsibilities come up and before you know it, it’s 5 o’clock and time to go home.
Make time to plan
Planning out your week on Sunday will tremendously help you come in ready Monday morning. If you’re a morning person, wake up 30 minutes earlier and plan out your day. If you don’t have a plan, you will find yourself forgetting tasks and most importantly, you’ll be wasting time that could be spent working on other projects.
Identify top priorities first
By distinguishing the most important tasks on your to-do list, you will stay focused on what you need to accomplish each day. Whether you create a list on pen and paper, type it on your computer or make one on your smartphone, your life will remain organized and structured.
Although we live in a digital age, at Studio Brand Collective, we consider ourselves a little old-fashioned when it comes to using pen and paper to make our to-do lists. There’s a certain satisfaction in checking off tasks – both big and small.
Prioritizing your tasks in order of importance allows one to complete them as proficiently as possible.
Simple tips like these will help you make the most out of each day. Booker T. Washington once said, “Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than the large things.”