50 Tips to Getting Things Done: Tip 24:

50 Tips to Getting Things Done: Tip 24: Flow: The flow state happens when you’re so absorbed in whatever you’re doing that you have no awareness of the passing of time and the work just happens automatically. It’s hard to trigger consciously, but you can create the conditions for it by allowing yourself a block of uninterrupted time, minimizing distractions, and calming yourself. Visit http://www.ContemporaryArtGalleryOnline.com

50 Tips to Getting Things Done: Tip 23:

50 Tips to Getting Things Done: Tip 23: Roles: Everyone fills several different roles in their life. For instance, I’m a teacher, a student, a writer, a step-father, a partner, a brother, a son, an uncle, an anthropologist, and so on. Understanding your different roles and learning to keep them distinct when necessary can help you keep some sense of balance between them. Make goals around the various roles you fill, and make sure that your goals fit with your goals in other roles. Visit http://www.ContemporaryArtGalleryOnline.com

50 Tips to Getting Things Done: Tip 21:

50 Tips to Getting Things Done: Tip 21: Don’t Break the Chain: Use a calendar to track your daily goals. Every day you do something, like working out or writing 1,000 words, make a big red “X”. Every day the chain will grow longer. Don’t break the chain! That is, don’t let any non-X days interrupt your chain of successful days. Visit http://www.ContemporaryArtGalleryOnline.com

50 Tips to Getting Things Done: Tip 20:

50 Tips to Getting Things Done: Tip 20: Handle Everything Once: Don’t set things aside hoping you’ll have time to deal with them later. Ask yourself “What do I need to do with this” every time you pick up something from your email list, and either do it, schedule it for later, defer it to someone else, or file it. Visit http://www.ContemporaryArtGalleryOnline.com

50 Tips to Getting Things Done: Tip 19:

50 Tips to Getting Things Done: Tip 19: Covey Quadrants: A system for assigning priorities. Two axes, one for importance, the other for urgency, intersect. Tasks are assigned to one of the four quadrants: not important, not urgent; not important, urgent; important, not urgent; and important and urgent. Purge the tasks that are neither important nor urgent, defer the unimportant but urgent ones, try to avoid letting the important ones become urgent, and as much as possible work on the tasks in the important but not urgent quadrant. Visit http://www.ContemporaryArtGalleryOnline.com