How to Be More Effective Every Day: 8 Tips to Mindfully Schedule Your Day to Maximize Your Effectiveness by Kelli Porcaro

Career Motherhood
24 days ago
How to Be More Effective Every Day: 8 Tips to Mindfully Schedule Your Day to Maximize Your Effectiveness

So often I find myself scheduling my day on a first come, first serve basis. According to David Rock’s book, Your Brain At Work, using this approach may not maximize my effectiveness with all that I do! Rock suggests these eight tips:

  • DO get things out of your head and down on paper.
  • DO pay attention to your mental energy throughout the day and schedule accordingly. Experiment with best times of day for different types of work like creative writing, meetings and routine tasks.
  • DO schedule the tasks that require the greatest amount of your attention and energy when you are most fresh and alert, like deep thinking, abstract thinking and analytical thinking.
  • DON’T respond to things as they occur. Oftentimes, things like email can wait for a time when you need a break from deep thinking.
  • DON’T try to knock out a bunch of little routine tasks to get them out of the way when you are feeling most rested and energized.
  • DON’T get distracted by non-urgent matters.
  • DO delegate what you can.
  • The pre-frontal cortex, where decisions and problems are solved, tires from use and is more effective after a good rest!

What is your best time of day??

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

10 Qualities of Successful Startup Founders and Entrepreneurs (Plus One More to Help Ensure Success)

The Art of Listening: 8 Ways to Be a Better Listener & Improve Your Relationships

Women & Entrepreneurship: The Reasons Women Say They Are Choosing to Be Entrepreneurs

Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This is so me. I need more focus time in my day. I'm constantly interrupted. Great tips. Thank you for sharing, Kelli Schulte !
bepositive
Love this. So helpful!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Cleaning Tips for Moms: How to Have a Clean Home in Minutes Each Day!

Resume Building: 4 Ways High School Students Can Enhance Their College Resumes This Summer While Staying Safe From COVID-19

Can Business Trips & Family Mix? Yes! Here Are 4 Tips to Make It Doable!

Essential Errands During the Coronavirus Pandemic: 4 Safety Tips for When You Leave the House

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!