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Making Your Time Count Day After Day

You have a lot on your plate. Demands at work, caring for family members and caring for yourself wage a battle for your time every day. Many people feel overwhelmed and unsuccessful at scheduling their day to check the necessary tasks off the list without sacrificing things like self care and leisure. How can you make the best use of your time and live the 72 hours life? Here are three ways to approach your day for better focus and accomplishment on a regular basis.

Start the Day With Your Toughest Mental Tasks

Your brain works best right after you wake up from a good night’s sleep. It’s the ideal time for output, so if you write, create or plan, schedule these tasks first thing in the morning. Experts recommend that you completely ignore new information in the morning, so avoid the temptation to check social media or scan the news until your break or lunchtime.

Schedule Exercise for When You Need a Pick-Me-Up

There are plenty of arguments about the most effective time of day to workout. However, it’s best to schedule exercise when your brain or body need a break from their current tasks. This will help recharge your system and let you focus better for the rest of the day, allowing you to get more done and use your time efficiently.

Spread Your Tasks Out Into a Weekly Schedule

A pileup of everyday tasks can sidetrack your entire day. Rather than making Saturday your cleaning day, schedule specific tasks for every day to help you stay on top of housework. Instead of catching up on emails or phone calls once a week, schedule a specific day and time for each of the important, regular communications in your life.

Life is busy, but by creating a plan and sticking to a schedule, you can make better use of your time without letting important things slip through the cracks. With a little forethought, you can be on your way to making your time count every day.