“No” is the New “Yes”: Four Practices to Reprioritize Your Life

Posted by Dike Drummond MD

ReprioritizeYourLifeHere is a great article from the Harvard Business Journal by Tony Schwartz about how to take your busy life back.

Here are the hightlights – these are simple steps that will make a BIG DIFFERENCE:

1. Schedule in your calendar anything that feels important but not urgent

2. As your final activity before leaving work in the evening, set aside sufficient time — at least 15 to 20 minutes — to take stock of what’s happened that day. and to decide the most important tasks you want to accomplish the next day.

3. Do the most important thing on your list first when you get to work in the morning, for up to 90 minutes. If possible, keep your door closed, your email turned off and your phone on silent.

4. Take at least one scheduled break in the morning, one in the afternoon, and leave your desk for lunch.

Here is a link to the full article:

http://blogs.hbr.org/schwartz/2012/01/no-is-the-new-yes-four-practic.html

Tags: Physician burnout, physician stress, just say no


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