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Chapter 4. Organizing Your Day > Adopting New Habits

Adopting New Habits

Organizing your day is fundamentally a matter of adopting new habits—of changing the way you approach your job. Even if you haven’t seen your desktop in weeks, have been known to be regularly late for appointments, and have no idea what your top priority tasks are, you’ll find that by following a few simple guidelines you can get your work back on track. Fortunately, the functions in Outlook make getting organized even easier. They work well with the best time-management practices to enable you to easily make sure you know what your top priorities are, and organize your work to ensure you can focus your attention on them each day and week.

Identifying Your “Big Rocks”

In his book First Things First, Stephen Covey (and coauthors A. Roger Merrill and Rebecca R. Merrill) tell a wonderful story about using your time effectively that teaches a central principle of time management.


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