What to do when you have lots to do

South Waikato News - - Your Health -

Email your ques­tions for Dr Libby to ask.dr­libby@fair­fax­me­dia.co.nz. Please note, only a selec­tion of ques­tions can be an­swered. min­utes’ du­ra­tion. Highly pro­duc­tive peo­ple only spend as much time as is nec­es­sary for each task. Make the de­fault event du­ra­tion in your cal­en­dar 15 min­utes. Sim­ply by chang­ing your de­fault set­ting, you will au­to­mat­i­cally dis­cover that you can fit more tasks into each day.

Time-man­age­ment prin­ci­ples sug­gest that you sched­ule ev­ery­thing. In­stead of check­ing emails ev­ery few min­utes,

❚sched­ule two to three times a day to do this. In­stead of writ­ing ‘‘call Sarah’’ on your to-do list, put it on your cal­en­dar or es­tab­lish a re­cur­ring time-block each af­ter­noon to ‘‘re­turn phone calls’’. Re­mem­ber that we make time for what­ever we pri­ori­tise and value. What is sched­uled ac­tu­ally gets done.

Con­sider util­is­ing this as a health-en­hanc­ing, en­er­gy­cre­at­ing re­source in your life and no­tice the spa­cious­ness it can cre­ate for you to spend time with peo­ple and ac­tiv­i­ties you cur­rently wish you ex­pe­ri­enced more. I wish you well in this next chap­ter of your life!

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