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What'S The Best Use Of My Time Right Now?




Keep a list of things you need to do. As new tasks come up, add them to the list. When you finish a task, cross it off the list. Then ask yourself, "What's the best use of my time right now?" Find the task on the list that answers that question and do it next.

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See: "If You Don't Have the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?" by Jeffrey J. Mayer

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  • CHAR0324
    This is an excellent idea, and I know it will work for me. I strayed away from my daily prioritized to do list. After reading this, I vow to start today to stick to my to do list and ask my self "what's the best use of my time?" I will also take 5 minutes at the end of the day to review the list, and 5 minutes in the morning to go over the list again. Thanks so much for sharing this idea. emoticon - by CHAR0324
  • I find it hard sticking to my 'to do list', that's when i find the time to do the to do list - by EPIPHANYANGEL
  • I really like this idea, especially the part about choosing which "to do" item would make the best use of my time. I've never thought about it like that. Thanks for the tip. emoticon - by BITTYBETH
    I have used a "To Do" list for some time now but lately it has caused more frustration and negative thinking about myself... thought EVERYTHING HAD TO BE DONE EVERY DAY or else I was no good. This comment sheds a brighter outlook to the "To Do list and I really like it...... Thanks so much!!! emoticon emoticon - by SECONDCHANCE51
  • What a great idea! I am a list maker at work but not at home. I like the idea of choosing a task from the list. Way to go! - by STBTBIC

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