Extreme Time Management
When was the last time you had free time? Where you actually felt like you could do or think about anything you wanted to? Where you didn’t have a little voice in the back of your head nagging you about a pile of work you still have waiting on your desk or the project you’ve been meaning to tackle at home, or that side project that’s been on the backburner for as long as you can remember?
It’s seems like all of us live in a world of filled with no free time. Like we’re always late for something, or in the middle of something, or feeling guilty about not doing something else.
It’s a self-perpetuating cycle. Each thing you’re late on runs into another thing and soon you’re faced with an endless to-do list. And that’s exhausting.
Extreme time management
Everyone knows the way to clear a to-do list is to DO what’s on the list. The problem is with so many things to do, many of us do bits of many things throughout the day without actually fully and completely finishing any of them. That’s where extreme time management comes in.
Extreme time management week
That’s right, a one time week dedicated to extreme time management so you can get back to only having to deal with one thing at a time. It means putting your social life aside and clearing your schedule of everything that isn’t absolutely necessary because it’s time to get to work.
Start with a list. Write down everything that needs to get done. Tackle the ones you can get out of the way quickly to get the ball rolling. Then move on to some bigger ones and then work your way back down to whatever stragglers are left over at the end.
Create a realistic checklist for each day. Maybe try to finish one small thing and make some meaningful headway in one bigger thing.
By dedicating a few hours to your list every day for one week you’ll will feel yourself getting lighter as the weight of all the stuff you need to do falls away.
Finding the extra hours
Where, you may ask, am I going to find those extra hours when I already have a full schedule?
Morning maybe? Get up an hour or two earlier than usual and bypass email, Facebook, Twitter and every other time sucking distraction that eats away your time and attention. The hour or two you usually give to the TV can also be sacrificed for the week. Extreme time management is not for the feint of heart, but it does get the job done!