It’s never been more important to incorporate well-being into our lives. The past 18 months have been stressful and filled with change in our daily routines, so ensuring that we are taking care of ourselves so that we can take care of others is crucial.
Eva provided well-being practices and time management skills to help individuals today, as well as how to create well-being habits to start and end each day right, how to develop a system for planning efficiently by using a daily action plan to prioritize top work items and self-care actions, and how to establish rituals to maximize productivity and focus.
She spoke about how to beat procrastination and how to bucket your day so that you don’t become too reactive versus proactive, noting Stephen Covey’s time management matrix from the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
Bucket your tasks/projects into four categories:
- Urgent – priorities (work crises, pressing problems associated with goals, deadline-driven projects)
- Not urgent – proactive activities (investment activities, actions on long-term projects, relationship building, planning and well-being activities)
- Not important
- Urgent – Reactive activities (some interruptions such as email, mail, calls and some meetings)
- Not important – distractions (self-interruptions, surfing the internet, checking social media)
She also suggested to do the worst thing first -advice that I have heard many times over my career.
Watch a replay of the program below.
Download Eva’s daily action plan to more effectively manage your day.