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20 Ways to Get Things Done

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20 Ideas Blueprint How To Get Things Done by Taking Control of Your Time, Tasks & Priorities

20 Ideas Blueprint

How To Get Things Done by Taking Control of Your Time,

Tasks & Priorities

Idea #1:Do It Now

• Tackle quick & easy tasks first or the moment you think of it

• If you use a to-do list, cross it off after completion (this works with household chores, too)

Idea #2:Breathe

• Take a few moments to breathe, relax & gather your thoughts before jumping into your work tasks

• Smile & say something nice to yourself

Idea #3:Planning

• Make time for planning at the beginning & end of your day

• At the end of the day, write your top 3 priorities for the next day

Idea #4:Organise Your Office

• A cluttered office often leads to a cluttered mind• Take a few short breaks during the day to

organise your office• Take out whatever doesn’t belong in your work


Idea #5:Get a Door

• Or a nice decorative screen to separate your work space from your living space

• Consider a Do Not Disturb sign as well

Idea #6:Set a Timer

• Set the timer to 30 or 45 minutes & focus on a single task

• When the timer goes off, take a short break then reset the timer

Idea #7:Set Work Hours

• Knowing that you have to finish work by a certain time will help you focus & prioritise

• Dressing for work also helps with productivity

Idea #8:Keep a Journal

• Track your tasks & productivity along with any interruptions

• Notice any patterns or how you can focus better in the future

Idea #9:Start a Book of Achievements

• Whenever you hit a milestone or achieve something you’re proud of, write it down

• Revisit this list or book when you’re feeling down or unproductive

Idea #10:Get Out of Your Chair

• You’ll come back to your desk refreshed & ready for more tasks

Idea #11:Eat Sensibly

• Don’t skip meals or eat at your desk• Pay attention to what you’re eating & enjoy it• Drink water to avoid dehydration• Good eating habits lead to a focused mind

Idea #12:Make Use of Goals & Rewards

• Set daily goals & rewards in addition to long term business goals

Idea #13:Hold Skype Meetings

• Have weekly or twice weekly status meetings with clients or staff

• Train them to collect questions to be discussed at each meeting

Idea #14:Budget Extra Time for Projects

• Double the amount of time you think a project will take

Idea #15:Identify Time Consuming Tasks

• End of project tasks can be time consuming

• Budget your time wisely & estimate extra time for these ‘extra tweaks’

Idea #16:Learn to Ignore Things

• Schedule your email & IM time• Turn off notifications when working on other


Idea #17:Limit Social Media

• Use a timer to limit your social media time

Idea #18:Exercise

• Get up from your desk & move• Exercise helps eliminate toxins, re-energise the

body & mind & oxygenates the blood cells

Idea #19:Use a Password Manager

• No more hunting around for forgotten passwords• No more emailing sites to reset your passwords

Idea #20:Avoiding a Workaholic Syndrome

• Working extra hours does NOT equal more productivity

• Over working poses serious health risks, such as depression, burn out, high blood pressure & more