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Plan tomorrow today!

Posted in Time management/Self-management with tags , , , , on February 24, 2009 by Chuc Barnes

According to a study by the American Psychological Association, 48% of Americans can’t sleep at night and they lie in bed worrying about all the things they have to do. I’m not a physician or a psychologist, but if you’re in the 48% group, I do have a suggestion.

Rather than go to bed with a head full of worries, make a list of the action steps you’re going to take tomorrow to accomplish the priorities that will help you have a successful day. When you make your list, you’ll then be visualizing the actions you’ll take to achieve your goals, rather than worrying about not accomplishing them.

A good plan for tomorrow can be created in 10 minutes or less. That ten-minute time investment will help you see ways to accomplish your goals and just might help you fall asleep more easily. And – just as important — when you wake up, you’ll not only be more refreshed, you’ll know what steps you’re going to take to move yourself forward.


Make your minutes count!

Posted in Time management/Self-management with tags , , on February 13, 2009 by Chuc Barnes

It’s now February when many people notice they’ve broken a resolution they made for 2009 and they say “Well, I broke the resolution, so I’ll wait until 2010 to try this resolution again.”

Suggestion: If you’ve broken a resolution you made for 2009, change your timing. In other words, instead of waiting until 2010 to make the 2009 resolution again, make your resolution for next week. Thus, one week from now you can see how you’re doing again and, if need be, you can then adjust your resolution for the following week.

You’ll find you’re better off setting weekly goals than yearly resolutions because you’ll then have 52 new weeks to readjust rather than only one New Years day.