Long To Do List

Dear Kathi,

I am determined to use my time more effectively this year. I often have too many tasks to complete with not enough time. I constantly have to make choices and am often at a loss with which tasks to postpone until later. Help!

Bernie, Del Mar

You will do well to prioritize your list of tasks at the beginning of each day. Time is your most precious resource. It cannot be replaced but it can be optimized.

The very act of taking a moment to think about your time before you spend it will begin to improve your personal time management instantly. As you go about your day, reallocate activities of lower value to activities of higher value as you complete the highest priorities on your list. Be diligent and reshuffle your priorities as needed. The best schedule is one that is flexible and able to seize the golden opportunities as they present themselves.