In order to move forward in time, you first need to reflect. Consider, how often have you had to juggle many tasks at the same time?
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In order to effectively and efficiently move forward in time, you need to look back. Time for some reflection: this won’t take long and for the sake of a few minutes, it’s worth it because in the long run, it’ll save you hours, days, weeks, months, and so forth – and spare you much frustration.
Be honest with yourself – look back on the past few hours or day or week.
How many tasks did you juggle in the air at one time?
And how many did you drop?
Do you know where you mostly waste time?
Is what we consider to be wasted time really always wasted time?
Not always. The brain needs a break and needs to be playful in order to keep going, but remember to be honest and assess for yourself if the breaks and playfulness are out of balance with what needs to be done.
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Have there been times when you have tried to juggle too many tasks at once within a set period of time?
Does this image remind you of these times?
When faced with too many tasks and it seems that some may not get done, ask yourself:
- What are the consequences if I do a particular task?
- What are the consequences if I do not get a particular task done?
The answers to these questions will help you to decide which tasks must get done and which can be dropped.