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The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

The secret of getting started is breaking your
complex overwhelming tasks into small
manageable tasks, and then start on the first
one.

Anonymous

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Daytimer – Pocket Size Refill Review

Happy Customer Renews Another Year

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Best Uses: Everyday Use, Organization

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With popular calendar and scheduling apps on smart phones and tablets to compete with, Day-Timer gained my business back this year!

PS – The free shipping offer was also greatly appreciated.

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Help, it’s Monday and Have No Idea What to Do Next!

Having one of those Monday’s where there’s so much work and you have no clue where to begin? Feel like you’re hopelessly overwhelmed? Stop, take a step back and a deep breath.

Perhaps you just think you’re overwhelmed. As discussed in this article on Feeling Stuck? Five Bad Habits to Avoid, you shouldn’t always believe in what you think, especially about yourself or your abilities.

“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think.” – Dale Carnegie

Take a few minutes to break things down into smaller tasks to handle.

“You can do anything, but not everything.”  – David Allen

Prioritize.

Focus.

Make the highest priority items your objective for today.

“If you don’t have daily objectives, you qualify as a dreamer.”  – Zig Ziglar

 

Get More Done By Doing Less!

There are plenty of productivity strategies to choose from, now more than ever. Maybe trying to get more done in less time isn’t always the best answer. One should also consider the quality of work more than the quantity of work.

» Understand your own work habits, be aware of when you are your best.

» Schedule out your day and allocate time for your most important tasks.

» Stick to your schedule and do not multi-task.

» Work on one thing at a time, and do it well.

More reading:

Popforms – Better than productivity hacks: how to rewire your brain to be more productive

ZenHabits – The Really Simple Way to Get Work Done

BufferSocial – The Best Time to Write and Get Ideas, According to Science

Accomplishment will prove to be a journey, not a destination. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt