Monday, October 24th, 2016
Prioritizing daily tasks is key to successful time management. When you prioritize, you make sure you accomplish the most important tasks first. The essence of self-discipline is to do the important thing rather than the urgent thing.
So first, you have to create a daily plan; that way, you don’t get caught off guard. Your job for the day is to stick to the plan as best as possible. You must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
A planned day can provide a structure to relax into. You know whats going to happen and how much, thus releasing you from the feeling of being out of control or having too much to do. A structured daily plan can help eliminate mental energy required constantly deciding what to do next.
He who every morning plans the transaction of the day and follows out that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through the maze of the most busy life. But where no plan is laid, where the disposal of time is surrendered merely to the chance of incidence, chaos will soon reign.
Summing-up: The most efficient way to live reasonably is every morning to make a plan of one’s day and every night to examine the results obtained. Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.