One of the biggest time wasters is not setting priorities for your day. If we don’t know what are priorities are, then it only makes sense that we will whittle away the hours on unimportant tasks rather than accomplishing things that are truly important.
A favorite way of setting priorities is to pick three things that need to be done and writing them down under the heading, “Three Things I Will Do Today.” Limiting the list to three items has the effect of not overwhelming us. Additionally, once we finish the three tasks, the sense of accomplishment will spur us on to make another list for the following day. Before we know it, prioritizing our lives will have become a habit.