Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Eliminate time wasting activities

Now, as for the tasks that you're engaged in that are neither important nor urgent, well, it's time to ask yourself, "why am I doing this?" Listen, everyone needs a little Angry Birds time in his day. But not every day and not for more than 10 minutes -- especially if you also need a little Facebook time and a little Twitter time and a little . . . . well, you get the idea.

Pick one timewaster per day and set your computer's timer or alarm system to go off after 10 minutes. That's about all any of us needs to spend in the fourth quadrant.

1 comment:

  1. Eliminating time wasting activities is a good way to focus more on work and be productive. Social media are some examples that can distract you while working. I've encounter this problems before and instead of working I'm addicted with playing games. At first it is really hard totally deny this distraction because I enjoy a lot in playing and I tend to forget my priorities and it makes me unproductive. At the end of the day I don't even finish any of my tasks then I realize that when it continues it would be bad for me. What I do is discipline myself not to play games until I'm done with my task but there are times that I can't avoid it. One thing that also helps me totally controls time wasting is with the use of online tools that helps me manage my time and accurately tracks task. Using this tool I list my entire task on it and set an amount of time to do each task that I always follow. This time I can manage effectively time wasting activities.