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Finding More Hours in the Day

By 03/18/2011February 28th, 2020No Comments

It’s daylight savings time again, which means we sprang forward and “lost” an hour.  The good news is that we get extra daylight at the end of the day, but mornings can be tough if you don’t like getting up when it’s still dark.

Like many people, I find myself wondering where the time “goes” every day.  But, whenever I think that I don’t have enough hours in the day to get everything done, I remember a great quote I read in H. Jackson Brown’s “Life’s Little Instruction Book”:

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

No pressure there. What it really comes down to is what we do with the time in our day – it’s about quality, not quantity. So, how do we make the best use of time?

Here are a few thoughts:

1.      Plan your work and work your plan.

2.      Make lists – and use them. It’s gratifying to “cross off” completed tasks.

3.      Break larger tasks into smaller pieces.

4.      Ask for help if you need it.

5.      Make technology your servant – not the other way around. In other words – unplug!!

Take breaks to enjoy time with family and friends – and to recharge your battery.  And, remember, come next fall, you’ll get an hour back!

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