How Do You Focus Your Time on the Computer?


Every day we each awake to a new day with 24 hours in it. This is the same for each and every one of us so why do some people accomplish a lot more during those hours then others? I would love to know that secret if there is one and put it to work for me in both my business and personal life.

I like most people get on the computer first thing in the morning and check email and sites we sell on. I have been taking a few minutes in those early morning hours to gather my thoughts and write down what I want to accomplish in a to do list. I actually write it in a small notebook that I carry with me and I can hear you gasp now. What you do it with paper and pencil? The old fashioned way?? I actually also post it to a group I belong to and so that helps me keep accountable to myself and to them on what I plan to do for the day.

I love the computer and all the Internet capable gadgets but have found that carrying a simple small notebook and pen with me is what works best for me. We are all different and I would think most people would much rather keep that kind of list on their phone or computer and that’s good too as long as you use it. This list has helped me to to stay focused and as the day goes on think about what I need to get done. For me actually putting it on paper also seems to mean more then just trying to remember it during the day in my head.

I am sure there are some that can do that list every day in their heads but I know I am not one of them. I do believe that it doesn’t matter how you do your list or what you use to keep track of it just doing one every day will help you accomplish more in a day.

What do you think? Do you do a list? Does it help?

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  1. John Ziemba says:

    Great idea. I use a mini print out of the stuff that needs to be done today (but rarely get to all of it) & a weekly To Do list that has eveything on it. I highlight the stuff I accomplish so I can see that I’m actually accomplishing something.

  2. admin says:

    I tried it on the computer but that just didn’t work for me. I can add and cross off things as the day goes on with my notebook even when I am not on the computer. Don’t feel bad I never get it all done but it sounds like your list works for you and that is what counts.

  3. Suzanne says:

    Deb you know me. Up early in OBS with a list. Many times a list on paper too. I usually prioritize tasks too.
    As for working online, depends on day. Always pack & ship first because it is other peoples money. Then I juggle the rest between real life and my online life. It would be nice if there were more hours in a day and I didn’t get tired. If I figure that one out I’ll send your way, LOL

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