“Managing our time needs to become a ritual too. Not simply a list or a vague sense of our priorities. That’s not consistent or deliberate. It needs to be an ongoing process we follow no matter what to keep us focused on our priorities throughout the day. I think we can do it in three steps that take less than 18 minutes over an eight-hour workday.”
The preceding quote is from the latest “DFS Learning e-Blast” article, “An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day”, by Peter Bregman.
In this July 20 2009 blog on HBR Blog Network, the author discusses the power of rituals to allow us to more effectively manage our time.
If you are like me, it is always helpful to learn ideas about managing your time better. I challenge you to try the simple steps in the article for a week and see if it doesn’t help you get more in control of your time.
More from the article:
“The power of rituals is their predictability. You do the same thing in the same way over and over again. And so the outcome of a ritual is predictable too. If you choose your focus deliberately and wisely and consistently remind yourself of that focus, you will stay focused. It’s simple.”
Read the short article to learn more!
Mike Osorio, your Dare to be Contagious™ strategist
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