Three time management tips. You may have heard them before but they’re still solid.
Do the most important thing first.
What is the most imiportant thing on your calendar? What will help you make fastest progress toward your number one goal? Work on this action item for one hour first thing – even before you read your email. Not only will you be productive and get something started: it’s always easier to return to a task in progress than to start from scratch.
Manage your email.
You’ve probably been advised to read email just once or twice a day. But I recommend using filters to block email that you don’t want to cancel (such as required notifications from article directories or people whose feelings are sensitive). I also set up separate accounts to get Twitter notices so I don’t get distracted in my “main” account.
Guard your productive hours.
“Mornings are golden,” a productive friend says. “I don’t talk to friends or return calls when I’m in productive mode.”
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