Stop Doing the Most and Start Doing the Best: Making Time for What Matters Most

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3 simple steps to better time management:

French fashion designer and businesswoman Coco Chanel once said, “before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” Her poignant and timeless message takes a stance against over-accessorizing and promotes the beauty of simplicity. 

Time is currency. However you spend it, it should be bringing profit in to your life. So pull out your calendar, be it paper or electronic, and take inventory. Is your time going toward things that benefit your life? Or have cluttered your calendar with valueless tasks in an attempt to dress up your plain and empty day?

I want to encourage you to take off those extra accessories. And instead of trying to do the most, try to do the best with you time. Here are three steps to get you started.

1. Distinguish between the necessary and the optional.

 There are hundreds of good things you can do in the next 24 hours. Some are necessary, while others are optional. Time management begins with identifying what you need to do and making those tasks a priority. Schedule necessary tasks at times when you are most likely to be productive. Optional tasks should only be considered after you’ve allocated time for all necessary tasks.

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