Two Simple Tips to Dramatically Make Better Use of Your Time
We've all heard the idea that work expands to fill the time allotted to it. Did you know that a British economist by the name of C. Northcote Parkinson came to that conclusion and that it is called Parkinson's Law?
It's interesting how this conclusion seems to be true, isn't it? If we're not on deadline or if we're not in a rush, a task can seem to take forever. But if we only have a certain amount of time to get something done, quite often we're able to finish it within that shortened time frame. The brain works overtime, the body moves faster, the words flow more freely.
If you want to get a task done quickly, give yourself a limit. Set a timer and then bust your butt to get it done. Even if it takes you a little longer to complete your task, you'll still be getting it done faster than if you did not give yourself a limit.
Another way you can make better use of your time so that you can write is to cut out or limit lower priority activities.
We only have so much time in a day to get stuff done, so focus on the activities that really need to be done based on your top priorities. If you are building a business so you can fund Christian mission trips, you should be doing relevant business activities during your work hours, unless you are taking a break.
Short breaks throughout the day will help keep you from burning out. But procrastinating during your work hours will make you feel unproductive and frustrated with your lack of progress.
It's up to us to take charge of our work schedule. Make it count!