Time Wasters - Ten Easy Steps To Tackle Them!

Time Waters-Ten Easy Steps To Tackle Them!
How do you feel right now? Are there time wasters eating up your day? How has the day gone by so far?

If your answer is yes to the fact that there are lots of time wasters making you unproductive, then you need to take action immediately. The more alert you are to the endless possibilities of time wasters, the easier it will be for you to avoid them.

You have wasted the day if you have the following symptoms:

  • You have a nagging feeling that you did not accomplish much
  • You have a feeling that you did not do work that will contribute to yourself or others
  • You spent hours on FaceBook, Twitter or any other social-networking sites
  • You are stressed.
  • There is a deadline coming up, and you have done nothing about.
  • You have missed the deadline, and this is happening frequently.
  • You are doing only work given to you by others.
 The list can go on as there are endless opportunities of wasting time on any given day. How do you stop these time wasters from grabbing your attention? Here are some tips to do just that:
  1. Take an inventory of time wasters
  2. Set out clearly what you want to accomplish for the day
  3. Take stock of what goal you can pursue on a particular day keeping in mind the unplanned demands that come to you.
  4. Write on a Post It or anywhere the goal you have selected to pursue
  5. Start working on the goal even if you have to work only for ten minutes at the earliest opportunity.
  6. Continuously come back to the goal after tackling important interruptions if any.
  7. Keep doing this until you have accomplished your goal
  8. Reward yourself
  9. Select a new goal
  10. Continue applying these steps
 You will be amazed at how much you can accomplish in a day. Take stock at the end of the month you will be very pleased at how much you have accomplished.

Fifteen Powerful Tips to Make Your New Year Resolution Stick!

New Year Resolution
It is that time of the year when you are making New Year resolution. It may be that you want to exercise regularly, or give up smoking, or to eliminate a bad habit such as procrastination.

It is easy to identify a New Year Resolution but very difficult to make it stick. Most of the people will give up after a few days or few months You need a lot of motivation to keep your New Year Resolution stick.

However many people do not realize that taking action often leads to motivation rather than just waiting for motivation to show up for them.

Given below are few tips to make your New Year Resolution stick:
  1. Start small
  2. Determine what is success and what is a failure ( If you exercise daily it is a great success if you do not exercise even twice a week it is a failure)
  3. Determine the point in your effort beyond which it is a failure ( Example: the minimum amount of exercise to name it as a success is three times a week)
  4.  Do not try to be perfect.
  5. Allow yourself permission for failure
  6. Do not go on an all-or-nothing mode.
  7. Reward yourself periodically for motivation
  8. Plan your rewards-weekly, monthly, quarterly, and at the en of the year
  9. Team up with others who are trying to get their New Year Resolution through.
  10. Be kind to yourself
  11.  Identify a person who will encourage you and also warn you.
  12. Create a review mechanism
  13. Determine the frequency of the review
  14. Review with a friend
  15. Take corrective actions
Try these powerful tips and very soon you will be celebrating and feeling good because your motivation will stay with you through out the year.

Your New Year Resolution will be so successful that others will come to you for help.