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Tuesday, June 4, 2013
I'm an early morning person, and I start fading by mid-afternoon. Even if you don't have that problem, here's a great tip to help keep focused when things start getting fuzzy!
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.
- you'll have a clear picture of what needs to be done by the end of the day and you 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 productivity:
Increasing Your Effectiveness at Work
Don't Let Interruptions at Work Derail Your Productivity
Going Beyond the To Do List