#1. If youâ€™re like us, you end up working a lot of weekends.Â Be sure that you start EVERY day with a sentence or two that defines “What is a successful day for me today?”Â Ultimately, this serves as your main goal for the day, focusing your efforts â€“ and when accomplished â€“ the day feels great.Â Remember to keep it realistic â€“ if itâ€™s a Sunday, maybe a successful day is defined as dinner with your family or a beautiful walk I the woods.Â Remember, success means nothing if itâ€™s not in sync with your definition of happiness!
#2.Â An oldie, but a goodie: If it can be done in three minutes or less, do it now. How often do we put off things that can be taken care of easily and quickly, preferring instead to worry endlessly?Â If youâ€™re the type of person who those 3-minute interruptions drive you crazy, instead, keep a notebook handy, jot those things down, and set aside a 30-minute block to clear them up during the day.Â BOTH of these policies will keep your mind free to accomplish the big stuff!
#3. Work in 60 to 90 minute intervals â€“ especially during the weekends.Â To begin with, your brain runs on glucose â€“ and believe it or not, youâ€™ve used up aLOT of it after 60-90 minutes. (Thatâ€™s why we start to feel burned out after long meetings or if we work without a break.) So take that break. Get up an stretch! Go for a walk. Spend some time with your friends or family. Do something to recharge so the rest of your time IS productive. It will also mean that you get to enjoy the things you work so hard for â€“ like great relationships and fun times.
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Time. The real commodity.