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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Do You Have a Mid-Afternoon Priority Check?

We were all prepared for a snow day today, but we got a wimpy three inches. It takes a lot more than that to call off school here in Northeast Ohio! So I guess life will be normal today - normal, what's that? LOL

Enjoy today's blog:

Instead of waiting until the end of the day to assess your priorities for the next day, consider doing a mid-afternoon priority check. At 2 or 3 o'clock, look to see what is remaining on your to do list for the remainder of the afternoon. Look at your schedule for tomorrow and the week ahead so you can plan your priorities accordingly.

The advantages:
- you'll have a clear picture of what needs to be done by the end of the day and can adjust your focus if necessary
- you'll have renewed motivation to ramp up your productivity so as to avoid working late
- you'll be less likely to discover last-minute tasks just as you were ready to end your work day
- by keeping the big picture in mind, you'll avoid getting bogged down on lower priority tasks.

A mid-afternoon reality check enables you to be able to maintain your focus and your productivity!

More on priorities:

Three Steps to Time Management
Organizing Your To-Do List
How to Buy Some Extra Time
Staying Organized in a Changing World