Saturday, October 18, 2008

If I had more time...

Okay so time does speed up as you age - everyone knows that. But what they don't teach you in school is how to account for this phenomenon. Leo Babauta of Zen Habits fame provides a list of "20 Ways to Find More Free Time."

The one I have found most effective and yet most elusive?
No. 12 - Do your Biggest Rock first. Of the three Most Important Tasks you choose for the day, pick the biggest one, or the one you’re dreading most, and do that first. Otherwise you’ll put that off as much as possible and fill your day with less important things. Don’t allow yourself to check email until that Big Rock is taken care of. It starts your day with a sense of major accomplishment, and leaves you with a lot of free time the rest of the day, because the most important thing is already done.

It's right up there with eat better, move more. Common sense but hard to practice.


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