One of my goals for 2017 is to manage my time better.
Driving back from South Carolina I talked to Scott about time management goals.
I'm most creative in the mornings, so anything I can do the night before when I'm less creative will make better use of my time. I can lay out my clothes the night before. I can also lay out items to make preparing breakfast quicker and even supplies to make my lunch for work.
Scott told me he never hits the snooze button on his alarm and stretching gives him more energy. I'm still trying to come to grips with never hitting the snooze button. Maybe stretching will come.
Scott also shared that if he's in charge of preparing dinner, he washes dishes as he goes along. While the meat is on the grill, he'll wash the dishes he's already gotten dirty. When they finish dinner there's less time wasted cleaning up.
I love to listen to music, but certain songs distract me from my writing. I need to work with no music or play instrumental CDs that won't interrupt my concentration.
Also, if I'm stuck, it's good to move around for a few minutes and come back. This year when I get mentally blocked, I'll take the dog out for a short walk.
What about healthy eating? Are you more productive when you eat healthy foods? I think I work better if I don't eat high fat foods.
What about you? Do you have any tips to share?