Setting the Stage for Simplicity

We know there are national days for just about everything, but did you know there’s a National Simplify Your Life Week in August? To recognize the importance of streamlining for success, EliteOne Management Group is spending not just a week, but an entire month on tips that will help us work and live smarter, so we have time for what’s important. Here are just four of the habits we’re working on:

• Bring on Monthly Goals: We’re all about goals at EliteOne Management Group. One practice we’ve found useful is to set one or two monthly objectives. It could be steps toward a bigger goal, a smaller target, or even a good habit we want to develop.

• Do a To-Do List: The best way to know what we’re doing each day is to write it down on paper. This way, we don’t have to try and remember what we have to complete, plus we can review and prioritize tasks. And, there’s a lot of satisfaction when we get to check something off as done.

• Make Morning Routines Productive: We all get the same 24 hours a day, but most people seem to get more done in the front end, or morning. That’s why it’s a good idea to wake up earlier each day so that we’re not rushed and can even work in a few things while our brains are fresh.

• Get a Grip on Emails: It’s really easy to feel overwhelmed by the email jungle, which is why it’s a good idea to have a strategy to stay on top of the daily volume. Some people keep a pad of paper or a planner nearby to jot down any actions they need to take from emails received. Others might create codes, such as flags in different colors, so they know what emails they need to respond to first, second, third, and so on. Finally, the best practice is to read and either file or delete.

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