How to Start Making a Difference in 2016, Part 3

This is the last of three blog articles where I will write about how to live your life priorities in 2016. Today, I will cover the topic of planning and reviewing your daily activities.\r\n\r\nHere are four suggestions I want to share with you:\r\n\r\n1. Run a 5-minute daily review and planning session at the beginning of each day. Schedule a daily reminder in your device or agenda. This is the second breakthrough habit I suggest you create in 2016. The first one was the weekly session, covered in last week’s blog post.\r\n\r\n2. Review your weekly priorities. Identify what you have accomplished so far in the week and what is still pending. Schedule (or reschedule) for today and for the balance of the week all pending activities. Take into account any new demands on your time. Be flexible but not to the point where you totally scrap your previously defined weekly priorities.\r\n\r\n3. Commit to up to three activities that you will perform today. Schedule enough time in your calendar for them. Include both your professional and personal priorities for the day, as applicable.\r\n\r\n4. Consider blocking the first hour of your workday for yourself. Aim to work on as many of the activities defined in #3 during this first hour. This should become your “top quality time.” The rest of the day will likely be reactive, subject to urgent demands on your time from others. But that’s OK because you started the day with one full hour of what you defined as important in your life. If the first hour ends up being taken by somebody else, schedule the second hour of the day for this, or the third, but don’t give up. Make this become your third breakthrough habit for 2016.\r\n\r\nCount on me to help you make a difference in 2016.\r\n\r\nPercy M. Cannon\r\nAuthor, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach\r\

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