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Quick Answers...Time Management



How can I accomplish more things on my to-do list each day?

Look back - can you honestly say you accomplished everything you'd planned for today? This is the perfect time to slow down and take a look at how you use your time. To work smarter, not harder, try the SMART approach:

     S stands for Stay Focused on what really counts.

     M means Make It Positive. A positive attitude can create
         more energy, especially when you share it with others.

     A stands for Attention to Details. Little things can change the ordinary
         into the extraordinary.

     R is to remind you to Reward Yourself when you complete a job.

     T is to Think Team. Your greatest achievements will involve input and
        support of others.

In order to stay focused, find more time to do the things you want, and to reduce stress, use the SMART approach.


Source: "Be Time Smart," Janet LaFon, Consumer & Family Economics Specialist, Family Connection, Jan-Feb 1997, p. 2.


Written by Sandra McKinnon and Cynthia E. Crawford, Ph.D., Family Financial Education Specialists, University of Missouri-Extension


Last update: Sunday, April 23, 2006












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