- pare down. go through clutter.
- set up an uninterrupted power hour each day to handle e-mail and get organized
- time segment your days
- keep a "what i have done" list for the end of the day
- write out your ideal day (sound familiar? - encouraged the same thing in hip tranquil chick for your life)
- "start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." -- st. francis of assisi
- set aside 10-15 minutes at the start and end of your day to reflect
- "when one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do note see the one which has been opened for us." -- helen keller
- critical to establish rigorous benchmarks for success ahead of time, then evaluate them without emotion as you move along.
- when public speaking, create a road map. tell people what you're going to say, say it, and then tell the what you just said.
- rank to-dos by importance
Sunday, November 30, 2008
last night i indulged in three glorious hours of bookstore browsing after seeing anita o'day: life of a jazz singer. despite a self-declared bed day, around 2pm i got antsy and took louis on a long walk. then on a whim checked to see what was playing at the local artsy filmhouse, found this flick and raced out the door to celebrate taking downtime. i did it in style - for 5 hours! despite the fact that i donned only red lipstick and a faux fur leopard-print stole over the black leggings and long sleeve top i'd worn and slept in the night before, i hit the town. teeth unbrushed. hair amuck. happy as a clam to have an artist date. i wrote in my journal awhile and took these notes from a plethora of books i was enjoying: