Reblogger Roy Kelley
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If you have yet to write out your life priorities, then take time to do this. It could be the most important hour that you spend in your life. Stay on course each day and do not allow yourself to get distracted.

Original content by Grant Schneider

Do you have more work each day than you have time in the day? If that is the case time may be managing you rather than the other way around. My Westchester County NY business owners tell me that one of their biggest challenges is having enough time. We all have 24 hours a day. No one has more time. It may appear that way because of the way they make time work for them. Unfortunately, many of us feel overwhelmed and that causes them to see their life spinning out of control.  

Having a system in place will not alone solve the problem because time management is really not a time management issue. No, you first need to know your purpose. So here are some tips on surviving being overwhelmed.

1. Know Your Purpose and Focus like a Laser.

Know your vision, your goals, and your plans because these help you set priorities. Each day, identify the tasks you must accomplish and prioritize them. Also, set aside time to invest in your future. If you have yet to write out your life priorities, then take time to do this. It could be the most important hour that you spend in your life. Stay on course each day and do not allow yourself to get distracted.

2. Stay on Course by saying No.

Be fiercely protective of your time. Make sure a new commitment will help you achieve your plan or don’t do it. Rather than ask yourself, "What can I do?" ask, "What can I not do?" Avoid low value tasks, new projects, and distractions. Then tell people about your decisions. Huge amounts of effort are wasted by people trying to complete tasks that someone else decided to ignore.

3. Schedule your Down Time.

Even if you ride an accelerating treadmill, you can step off once in a while. Leave work at 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Take Saturday or Sunday off. Give yourself a two-minute break to close your eyes, rub your neck, or meditate. Set a date with family members for a meal or an activity. You may want to put this date on your calendar as if it were an important business appointment because it is.

4. Don’t Over Do It.

When you’re tired, your efficiency falters. Thus, eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, avoid toxic habits, and exercise (use the stairs, do crunches or push-ups in your office, take a five-minute yoga break). If possible, schedule exercise as if it were a business appointment.

5. Be Efficient.

Spend time only with people who add value to your life. Buy only from companies that provide adequate support. Hold effective meetings. Decline invitations to meetings without an agenda as I guarantee these will accomplish nothing. Avoid conflicts; they always cost time to repair. Keep your cool; anger always costs you more than what it achieves. Take a moment to plan before starting a task.


Erase Bad HabitsAbove all set goals for your work and your life. A good work life balance and a time management strategy will keep you on track and avoid becoming overwhelmed. Why not start the new year right by following these steps.  Read a similar post of our web site titled HOW TO AVOID RUNNING OUT OF TIME.

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Roy Kelley this is a wonderful reblog...I missed it...but I miss many good ones just trying to get my own work done!!!  I'll go to the original post...

Dec 30, 2016 03:36 AM #1
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for reblogging the post. I hope others will read it too.

Dec 30, 2016 06:03 AM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Grant Schneider

Dec 30, 2016 06:12 AM #3
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

GGood morning Roy. I read this earlier and agree: each day is but 24 hours so we need to plan. TY and Happy New Year.

Dec 30, 2016 06:33 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Roy - thank you for the reblog.  I hope people can use this in the New Year.

Dec 30, 2016 07:17 AM #5
Rebecca Lewis
ODAT Realty Services, Inc - Grayson, GA

Thank you for once again picking to re-blog a wonderful one that I missed the 1st time around.  Hope you have a healthy, happy 2017.

Dec 30, 2016 07:46 AM #6
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


A good choice to re-post Grant Schneider's post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 30, 2016 12:16 PM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks for the re-blog, Roy.  Grant is certainly correct about the necessity of proper time management.

Dec 30, 2016 05:40 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Dec 30, 2016 05:40 PM #9
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Especially at this time of the year, in fact, anytime of the year, this is a great post. As You wrote, Roy, 'take the time' to read.  Good reblog!

Dec 31, 2016 03:01 PM #10
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