Feeling busy can be a good thing; it makes us feel needed and satisfied with our day. But how many times has your hectic day felt useless and exhausting? Franklin Covey’s book, “The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity”, teaches you to shift your thinking and behavior to feel accomplished at the end of every day without the feeling of burnout.
Choice 1: Act on the Important, Don’t React to the Urgent
Sort your activities and tasks based on urgency and importance. To feel the most accomplished and the least stressed, you’ll want to spend most of your time on tasks that are important but not urgent.
Choice 2: Go For Extraordinary, Don’t Settle For Ordinary
Identify your roles in life and give yourself an honest performance review in each. Once you know where you stand and which are most important to you, you can start working on improving.
Choice 3: Schedule the Big Rocks, Don’t Sort Gravel
Prioritize your task list by scheduling bigger events and activities first, then fit smaller tasks in between. Don’t be afraid to delegate small tasks or say no to things that aren’t important.
Choice 4: Rule Your Technology, Don’t Let it Rule You
You should organize all of your information into four categories: appointment, tasks, contacts, and notes/documents. Manage everything in your inbox accordingly to minimize distractions and procrastination.
Choice 5: Fuel Your Fire, Don’t Burn Out
Your brain is your most important asset, and it needs to be properly fueled. To function properly, you need to move, eat, sleep, relax, and connect.
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