Managing your time to be productive can be done many different ways. You can focus on using it efficiently or prioritising tasks you do during that time, but you can also focus on creating time. You can create more productivity time for yourself tomorrow by asking yourself one question every day.
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Speaker and performance strategist Matt Mayberry explains how to "multiply" time at business site Entrepreneur. Mayberry suggests that it's easy to create more time for yourself to take on work and tasks when you give yourself the permission to spend time on things today that free up more time tomorrow. Mayberry says it works like this:
You don't just think, "what are the most important things I have to get done today or this week?"
Instead, you ask the question, "what are the things that I could do today that would free up more time tomorrow?"
In a way, you're procrastinating some of your work knowingly. You're completing as much of the smaller stuff as you can now so you have more time to take on the big things in the future. As Mayberry further explains, it's about getting away from living "urgently" and always thinking ahead. You're procrastinating your big tasks, but the more little things you can eliminate from your days ahead, the more you multiply the time you have to really sink your teeth into something important.
The New Era of Time Management [Entrepreneur]