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Find Time to be Productive

The holidays are an insanely busy time of the year for many of us.  We have so many things on our calendar – work, social and family events – that it’s hard to find blocks of time to work.  My productivity tip is to be ready when you do ‘find’ time.  We find time in our day when something opens up; for example,  we finish a task early, the person we are meeting is late, a client ask to reschedule, our flight is delayed.  We all get these little pockets of time but sometimes have a hard time putting them to use.  Capitalize on found pockets of time by preparing for them.  Start by answering these questions:

 

If I had 15 minutes, I would do ______?_______ and I would need ______?_______ to complete this task.

If I had 30 minutes, I would do ______?_______ and I would need ______?_______ to complete this task.

If I have an hour, I would do ______?_______ and I would need ______?_______ to complete this task.

If I had three hours, I would do ______?_______ and I would need ______?_______ to complete this task.

 

By queuing up these tasks and having resources on hand, we can jump right into working rather than wasting precious minutes wondering what to do with our found time.