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From Dr. Greg's KPIX Segments

Get out of 'Firefighting' Mode

Action Steps

Make the Commitment: Don't just talk about it. Do it. Make it a goal. Make sure you're not fooling yourself and paying lip service to changing.

Inventory & Rate Your Tasks: Make a list of all your tasks (including the ones you should be doing, but aren't) rate them from 1 to 3 with 1 being high priority, 2 being middle and 3 is low.

Set Aside Time for High Priority Items: Make sure you focus your most productive time of the day on the 1 items, rather than the urgent 3's.

Clear off Your Desk at Day's End: Clear off your desktop and set out the top #1 item for tomorrow.

Email Yourself a Rated Task List for Tomorrow: Check off the completed items, add in any new ones, carry over the ones that aren't complete and send the prioritized list to yourself as an email. Print it out in the morning and use it as your guide.

If All Else Fails And You're Still Stuck in Firefight Mode

Work at Home: See if you can work from home one day a week where there are fewer fires to put out. Finally, set up a "do not disturb" hour for yourself during your most productive time of the day.

  
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