How are you doing with life management?

Do you have any life hacks?

I was speaking with a friend the other day and we were discussing life management and how to be efficient with our time.  In this fast-paced world that we live in, it’s crucial to save time wherever you can.  In the #CJJblog this week I give you 12 quick tips on how you can manage your life better.  Life hacks, if you will.  Enjoy!

  • Keys and wallet. Have you ever spent a few anxious minutes running around your house looking for your keys or wallet?  There is nothing more frustrating than having the vanishing keys phenomenon cause you to be late for something.  An easy solution…  Leave a bowl or hook (a designated area) to place your belongings in every time you get home.
  • Load the car. Have trouble forgetting important items on trips or car rides?  Load the car beforehand, possibly even the night before.  It will be a gamechanger for you.
  • Lists.  Become an avid list-maker.  To-do lists, Not to-do lists, and prioritize your top 3 Most Valuable Priorities (MVPs).
  • Self-reflection. At the end of every week (I do every Sunday evening), take some time to sit down and assess your week.  What did you do well?  What do you need to work on?
  • Cell phone. No cell phone in the bedroom while you sleep.
  • Email.  Be intentional with checking your email (and phone).  Set aside times maybe in the morning or evening where you do this.
  • Stacking.  Do you have a few phone calls to make, emails to send, or texts to respond to?  Try stacking them all at once for optimal efficiency.
  • Time blocks. For specific tasks, you can set up 30/60/90 minute time blocks to dedicate to that specific thing.  Treat these time blocks as appointments you would not miss with yourself.
  • Task automation. What are some tasks that you can automate or even eliminate from your life?
  • Task delegation. What are some tasks that you can delegate to others?  What are some tasks that you can train others to do?  Use the 30x rule when training someone, which means you assess how much time it takes to complete the task, then spend 30x that amount when training someone else to do it in your place.
  • Non-negotiables. Are your non-negotiables clear?  Do you abide by them every day?  Two of my main ones are: punctuality and exercise.
  • TV viewing. If you take some time to assess your tv viewing habits, you can save time by cutting out unnecessary programs, or recording them to skip through commercials.

Did You Know?  Coach Jim Johnson will be attending the annual Global Leadership Summit on August 5th @ 6pm at one of the local host sites in Rochester, NY at the Woodcliff Hotel.  To see the speaker lineup and register for the fantastic event, check it out HERE.

Life Tip #31:  Feeling listless, make a list

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