√ Prioritize items on your to-do list if you feel
like you're spinning your wheels. Use A for the items that have
to be done today, B for the things you should do today, and
C for the
tasks you hope to do.
√ Never wait for anyone or anything. Always
carry something to do with you when you go out -- a reading file or a
√ Save time by making fewer decisions during the
week. For example, make a list of kids' lunches. Each
evening or morning, simply pack the next one on the list.
√ Plan 60 or 90 days out for everything:
purchases, to-do's and projects. You'll save time and money.
√ Spend your TV viewing time wisely. Pay bills,
clip coupons, iron, or work on tomorrow's to-do list while watching
your favorite programs.
√ Make doctor's appointments for first thing in the
morning. Run errands and grocery shop early morning also.
Do everything you can during off-hours to save LOTS of time (and
√ Spend ten minutes at the end of your workday
planning and making tomorrow's to-do list.
√ Save time at the video store by keeping a list in
your planner of movies you want to see. Video previews,
newspaper reviews and television entertainment shows have information
on new movies and videos.
Plan only 75% of your day. Allow for emergencies
and interruptions. The more organized you are, the easier it will be
to deal with last-minute and unexpected problems.