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Friday, February 27, 2015

5 Fast Steps = Free Time For Fun Fridays

 
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"ON TASK"

That by Friday you have 

nothing to do but have fun?

This worked for me!

 

 

 5 Fast Steps To Having More Free Time By Friday:

 

#1 ROUTINE

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STOP dreading the "routine". It doesn't have to be boring. You can make your daily routine a fun adventure by spicing it up with a few well-placed rewards, breaks, and random dancing.

GO write down your routine.

Establishing a daily routine will help you form good habits that will keep you on track.
Staying on track now will free up a ton of time later.


#2 ORGANIZE

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STOP fearing organization. Putting the extra effort in now is going to make things so much easier later. They say creative geniuses can work in chaos. Maybe. Then again, how long does it take you to sift through Mt. Random Paper Pile to find that scrap of paper you jotted your latest genius idea on? Right. 

GO get organized. Now.

Organized work spaces help you stick to your routine and be more productive.
Being organized now will free up a ton of time later.

 

 

#3 DEADLINES

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STOP winging it. You will always think you have more time than you actually have unless you set deadlines! This guy makes beat the train look awesome, but personally, waiting until the last minute usually means I'll stall on the track and the train is going to hit me. Working with a deadline will remind you to stay on task, stick to your routine, and if you have organized your projects you should have no trouble hitting your mark.

GO add deadlines to your calendar.

Deadlines give you a sense of urgency that will help reign in the temptation to procrastinate.
Making deadlines now will free up a ton of time later.

#4 BREAKS

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STOP... Hammer Time. Remember the random dancing, rewards, and well-placed breaks I mentioned in step one? They are important to your sanity. Take small breaks throughout your work day. Stretch, meditate, have a piece of chocolate or a second cup of coffee, and get up and move around a bit. No one wants to be chained to their workspace for 10 hours at a time. We all need to shake it now and then.

GO dance, move, grab a second cup of coffee, and reward yourself for making it this far.

Scheduling small breaks into your daily routine will help you avoid burn out.
Taking small breaks now will free up a ton of time later.

#5 MOTIVATION

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STOP starting over. Motivation is the key to all of the above steps. Keep going. Don't quit. Do whatever it takes to motivate yourself to stick to your routine, stay organized, and hit those deadlines. Download a motivational App, leave yourself encouraging notes, work in a motivational theme song during your breaks... whatever it takes.

GO make a list of things that will keep you motivated. Add them to your daily routine.

Maintaining your motivation is the secret to reaching your goals and achieving your dreams.
Staying motivated now will free up a ton of time later.


NEVER GIVE UP!


Even if you fall behind at the start of the week, don't give up. I was way behind by Tuesday evening, and yet I managed to stay on track Wednesday and Thursday. I even had free time both days because I finished each project ahead of schedule (because I'd set a reasonable deadline). I used the free time on those days to catch up on the things I fell behind on earlier in the week. Result? 


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And I'm ahead of schedule. 

I'm taking the day off for
FUN FRIDAY
with my family.


• ○ • YOUR TURN! • ○ •


Could these 5 steps free up more time for you?
If so, what will you do with your free time?

 

 

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2 comments :

LaDonna Cole said...

Loving these time management tips!

DM Kilgore said...

I'm loving having some managed TIME. LOL Thanks for dropping by and commenting... I see chocolate in your near future. ;)

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