How to Get Things Done With No Time

Have you ever had multiple things to do and a limited amount of time to do them?  

Did you have trouble figuring out what to do first and then end up wasting time trying to decide? 

This is something that happens to many of us.  We get sort of flustered and can’t think straight.  I found myself in this position just a few minutes ago when I looked at my watch and realized that I have to leave my office in 20 minutes. 

I knew that I wanted to post an article today but all of my ideas for posts will take me more than 20 minutes to write.  I looked through all of my notes trying to figure out if there is something that will take less time or something I can condense in to a shorter article or even a series of short articles.  Before I knew it, 10 minutes had passed and now I have only another 10 minutes left. 

I decided that doing something is better than nothing so I opened a blank document and started to write.  I figure that even if I don’t finish writing the article, I will at least have started and it will be easier to finish when I finally have some time to think. 

Often people have too many tasks and don’t know what to do first and end up doing nothing at all.  This is the worst thing you can possibly do so I’ll give you a little hint at how to handle it:

1. Write down a list of what you need to get done.

2. Break down huge tasks into smaller steps.

3. Put a star next to the most important tasks.

4.   4. Start working on one task at a time.

Who knows?  Maybe you’ll fly through the tasks and have some free time at the end.  When you organize yourself and just start working, things end up taking a lot less time.

I’m three minutes late now but I just accomplished the impossible.

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