1. Write a To Do Note
Write down every day 3-6 tasks you want to complete that day and give each task a number of priority. Don't allow yourself to put anything else on your list, until those initial items are completed.
2. Write a NOT To Do Note
Write down what you're doing each day or week that you want to stop doing. Are you doing things that you don't enjoy? Are you helping out, and never getting any favors in return? Are you letting yourself be interrupted feeling that you must always answer the telephone? Remember, you have the power to say 'No.' The choice is yours.
3. Make Time
Make time for yourself. Give yourself a minimum of 30 minutes every day. Use this time in a way that to relax - read, meditate, exercise or simply do NOTHING at all. My favorite is to add something fun like adding a few dance steps while walking.
4. Get enough sleep
It may sound boring, but it works. Most people need between six to eight hours of sleep, to feel refreshed and ready-to-go each day. Determine how many hours of sleep you need, and get that needed sleep each night. If possible, try to go to bed at the same time each night, and wake up at the same time each day. This will help your body get into a routine.
5. Define your hours
Define the hours you plan to work on each project. Even if you run over time, you will find that having a reference point will help your time management tremendously.
See things in perspective. Jobs are important. Your friends, families and health are as important. Remind yourself of this daily. I have a note on my wall that says:
Never take life too seriously.
Time you enjoyed wasting is not wasted time.
Take time to step back to see the bigger picture. What is really important to you? Write it down and put in on YOUR WALL!
With my best wishes for your success,