Back in early November, San Antonio Magazine came calling to ask for time management tips on how to increase productivity.
Writer Chris Warren and I had a great conversation, talking about the variety of pressures and productivity pitfalls people face on a daily basis. His summary of our conversation appears in San Antonio Magazine‘s January 2015 issue.
Time Management Tips
Here’s the direct link to the article with my time management tips: An Organized Life
You can download a PDF version here: An Organized Life – San Antonio Magazine – January 2015 – time management tips
Time Management Tips Summarized
In a nutshell, while tools like calendars and apps are helpful, the best way to improve your productivity is to increase your focus on the present. Know what your top three priorities are each morning before you settle into your desk (or couch or coffee shop – wherever you may work). When you’re working on that priority, set a timer to remain laser focused for at least 15 minutes at a time. It’s common practice to check email first thing in the morning, but if your priorities list has not already been set for the day, you’ll end up letting your Inbox run your entire day.
It takes practice to not allow disruptions and shiny objects to guide your day. Sticking to and viewing your list of your day’s top priorities will help you with that. Know what else will help you? Sticking to and viewing your list of your top three priorities in life. When you have a vision to work toward, you’re more likely to stick to your mission.
Time management tips – focus and bust through disruptions!