Making the most of your time is the key to accomplishing everything you want to accomplish.  I work from home and it is very easy for time to get wasted.  I could easily get to the end of the day and find I’ve got nothing done.

I tried having task lists but all that would happen was that they wouldn’t get done and I’d put things off until the next day.  Not a productive solution!

It is only when I started setting time limits for myself that I started to be more productive.  I knew what I needed to do each day so I estimated how long it should take then whenever I would start a task I’d start the timer.  If I ran out of time I’d move on to the next one.  When I first started I realised I had scheduled 22 hours of things to do – not much time left for sleep!  So I had to let go of things that I couldn’t do, reschedule some other and automate as much as possible.

What happened was for the most part I would get stuff done within those time limits and often I would have time left over.  This helped when I had interruptions and other things come up as well.  On the odd occasion I’ve gone over time but for the most part I haven’t as I think having a deadline for everything has really helped.  So I’d say 90% of my day is filled with timed tasks and it includes breaks for meals, showers etc as it would be easy to spend 45 minutes in the shower but I know it will cut into time for other things plus its saving water at the same time.

It sounds very regimented to do it for everything but it really is very freeing at the same time because when I do finish early I know I can do whatever I want and don’t feel any guilt whereas before if I took a break I’d feel some measure of guilt like I should be doing something else.

I do it for the weekend too but with less commitments than I have during the week but the discussion about that is for another day.

Remember, life is a journey, enjoy it!

lisa_ballinger27@yahoo.com.auPersonalMaking the most of your time is the key to accomplishing everything you want to accomplish.  I work from home and it is very easy for time to get wasted.  I could easily get to the end of the day and find I've got nothing done. I tried having task...Remember, Life Is A Journey, Enjoy It!