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Do, Defer, or Delegate

When your brain screams, "Hurry up. You're not doing enough," it's time to stop and prioritize. This three-minute planning break will put you back in the driver's seat. Instead of reacting to every "fire," you'll finish what's important first. With less on your plate, you'll be able to concentrate.

  • Write down the top ten things you'd like to complete today.
  • Rate each item 1, 2, or 3 (1 = must-do today; 2 = must-do, not necessarily today; and 3 = doesn't necessarily need to be done by you at all).
  • Now, "actionize" by priorities (1 = do, 2 = defer, 3 = delegate or dump).
For a quick-lift, try this prioritizing break right now, and then again later in the day. See if your priorities change throughout the day. To maintain focus every day, consider making the 3Ds a habit!
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A series of "quick-lifts" excerpted from Recharge in Minutes, ©2003, by Suzanne Zoglio, Ph.D.

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