Do you ever find yourself wishing a day was not 24 hours long, but perhaps 29, 30, or more?
In a way, it can be. You just need to give some time back to yourself.
We don’t realize how much time we waste in a given day. We get sucked into the Internet, we get overwhelmed by messes, we watch reality TV instead of creating our own reality.
It’s so easy to do, almost everyone’s doing it.
But some smart CPAs have mastered the art of time management and are getting so much more out of their allotted 24 hours a day. You can be one of them. And it doesn’t have to mean making huge, sweeping, painful changes. By adopting a few clever techniques here or there and making them a habit, you can essentially expand the amount of time you have and do more with it.
Try one of these:
- Don’t open unimportant mail. If possible, have an administrative person open and sort your mail. Have all junk mail placed into a dedicated bin, and go through it once a month.
- Never handle a piece of paper more than twice – and aim for once. In other words, don’t put anything aside. Take action immediately. It’s much quicker to “do it now” than it is to put it down and avoid looking at it again until later.
- Throughout the day, periodically ask yourself, “What’s the best use of my time right now?” As the day grows short, focus on those projects you can least afford to leave undone.
Small changes, yes, but they yield big results. Specifically, more time to focus on the things that really matter – your family, your health, personal aspirations, and growing your practice.
Have other ideas for adding time to the day? We’d love to hear them. Please share in the comments section below!