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Create time for priorities

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Make 2017 your most productive year yet, by writing down everything you do this week, along with the time it took.

Once you’ve logged your time, answer these questions:

1. Which tasks/activities should you do less often? For example, do you need to meet every Wednesday, or would a biweekly team meeting be just as effective? Are you checking email every 15 minutes, when you should check it every two hours?

2. How can you simplify some tasks? Should you merge two tasks into one? Could someone else more efficiently complete a task? What technology, templates and other resources could help you be more productive?

3. What bad habits must you eliminate? You will discover pretty quickly that you are wasting time, perhaps chatting with co-workers too often or checking social media.

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