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unorganized worker

The need for a good work schedule should be a priority for anyone that manages their own time, regardless of the business. A common misconception is that only “really busy” executives need a schedule, but this is untrue, almost anyone can benefit from a well laid out work plan.

One of the most important things you can do to keep your workload organized and your productivity high – whether you work by yourself or with others, at home, or for a large company – is to set a working schedule. You need to allot yourself amounts of time to focus on various specific tasks and aspects of your work, from the small and seemingly trivial items, to the larger stages of projects within your day to day routine.

A smooth schedule that gives you enough time to address the various parts of your workday will help the time flow smoothly, and keep you motivated and on track. It will also help prevent you from spending too much time on less important tasks, or not giving enough time to larger or more important ones, and feeling stressed at the end of the day that you didn’t get the work you needed to finish done.

When working on a schedule you set yourself, it becomes very easy to become disorganized, or not use your own time wisely. All too often one can fall into the pitfall of feeling a schedule isn’t necessary, thinking you’ll just get it done as it comes along. However, without giving yourself the courtesy of setting aside a schedule you may find yourself overwhelmed when projects come to a head, or spending too much time on earlier stages and then falling behind on your work.

The process of setting a schedule for your self is relatively simple though, and can be broken down into a few basic steps:

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how to get out of the slum

It seems like the more people I talk to nowadays, both online and off, I find more and more are struggling with the notion that they don’t like what they do for a living, or the direction their life has taken. They never imagined that this is what they would be doing with their life. They’re resentful, or tired, or bored that day-after-day they have nothing to look forward to. They’re sick of their routines, and are just going through the motions.

Many have jobs of necessities to pay the bills, or they’re unsure about staying in the field they are in. Some are homemakers. Some wish they could stay at home. Even the ones who may like their professions are often worrying about the opportunities for growth and advancement, don’t like the company they are working for, or are worried about the possibility of finding another position elsewhere if they leave. Others still don’t like working for someone else, and wish they could be their own boss.

All of them have one thing in common though: they aren’t actively doing anything to change their situation. They’re resigned to the fact that this is “just the way it is” and “there’s nothing they can do about it right now.” Some may hold out hope that “someday” things will get better, or maybe “later down the line” they’ll be able to try what they really want, but most seem to have just given up completely, at least for “right now.”

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self inflicting

I know what kind of person you are. You’re a true “do-it-yourselfer,” aren’t you? You like to be in control, and the way you see it — the best way to get anything done is to just do it yourself.

Why spend time bouncing your ideas off of others when you know your idea is perfect to begin with? It’s not like they have the same vision as you, so why bother throwing it around to people who have no clue what they’re talking about?

Believe me, I once thought like this too. I like to be in control of things, and do everything myself. It’s something that comes from being a web designer, and has carried through into other aspects of my life.

Photo by Mish Sukharev

The truth is, you can’t do everything yourself. Breaking this mindset is not always easy, but it’s something you’ll need to learn.

…and fast.

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Have You Ever Considered A Cheat Day?

I was talking to one of the trainers at my gym the other day, and he was telling me about something in fitness called a “cheat day.”

A cheat day is basically for people who are on some kind of diet, and the idea is that they can pick one day out of the week to ‘cheat’ and eat pretty much anything they want.

He told me that doing something like this has a lot of benefits not only psychologically but can be great for staying healthy.

It got me thinking. Could having something like a ‘cheat day’ be healthy for our own lives, and somehow improve them?

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Why Can't You Say 'No'?

If you’re anything like me, you have a hard time telling people “no” when they ask you for something. You just want to try and help everyone and do everything for yourself.

The problem is, you can’t do everything. Yes, you heard it here first and from someone who has come to that realization the hard way.

Learning how to say “no” is one of the most important lessons in life you can ever learn (I’d even say it’s up there with getting potty-trained). You shouldn’t say “no” just for the sense of self-pride either, but for a lot deeper reasons.

And in the next few minutes, I want to share those reasons with you.

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