In today’s multitasking world, we easily get distracted. And some days, we do everything else but what we really needed to do. It’s time to get productive! Make a to-do list each and every day, starting with the most important or draining tasks first, so you get them done! I love having a planner. For some that may be a paper planner or an e-planner, such as your phone, but choose a tool that will allow you to see what tasks need to be done and prioritize those tasks. Focus on each task as you go. If you’re writing a blog post, close your internet and email tabs, so you can remain focused. If you’re answering emails, don’t respond to texts or answer phone calls. Return the call later when you have time.
Stay focused, and pick only two to three high-priority tasks that are realistic for you to get done in a given day. And work when you’re at your best. For most, our energy is at the start of the day, and you can only do so many “high-powered” mental tasks in a 24-hour period. Do the ones you must do, and check them off as you go. You’ll feel accomplished and less stressed later. We take care of everyone else. Now, start taking care of YOU. It’s amazing what happens when we focus!
Tip of the Day
Add delicious dairy foods to your meals. Top potatoes, tacos, chills, stews, and soups with a dollop of plain non/low-fat or greek yogurt. You’ll give your dish a boost of calcium as well as flavor.