Friday, August 14, 2015

Self-Discipline....Stop Wasting Valuable Time

                                    " doing what needs to be done
                                                even when you don't want to."

                             "Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret."

We all know that discipline has a great impact on our lives and our future.

If you want to create a fulfilling career or work, there are few thing that you might not be aware of.

All the things we waste valuable time on ..........
like constantly checking  Facebook, twitter, instagram and also checking our emails all throughout the day, talking on the phone ..............those examples are pretty obvious.

But did you know that almost 37% of work time is wasted on conversations on personal subject with coworkers or friends that has nothing to do with work.
WOW...that is a lot.

Unfortunately when you waste your time while you should focus on your work, your work doesn't go away. It continually builds. Stress mounts up until you force yourself to do the work.....maybe doing it at the last minute and since you probably are stressed at this time there is a big chance that you will end up making mistakes.

A couple of tips to avoid this ........

- First make a list of the things that you do from the time you start working on Monday, until you finish on Friday.
Write down everything that you do...including checking your email, texting, surfing the Internet, chatting with friends and co-workers on the phone or in person, reading the newspaper, conducting personal business during the day.

- Make a list of the 5 most important things you need to accomplish that day...and stick with it. Don't stop until you have completed the list. Discipline yourself to do this every day that you work.

- Turn off your cell phone and also assign a designated time once or twice per day when you check your emails. If the email isn't important and related to work... discipline yourself to reply to it later when you are through working.

One of the biggest time wasters is people wanting to talk with you and distracting you from getting your work done.

You must constantly fight against distractions and interruptions.

You must learn to discipline yourself. When you work........ you work.

Decide to stop wasting valuable time on things that are not important .

Decide today that, from now on that you are going to actually work all the time you are at work ....and this also includes if you are working from home.

So are you going to make a list today...... to figure out where you are wasting valuable time during the week?
What do you need to stop doing right now.....and what do need to start doing today?

                         "Never give someone the opportunity to waste your time twice"

                                      Karin Glannstam - Personal Success Coach

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