TIP #40: Add clean up time on your routines

How many times you plan to cook dinner but forgot to consider the cleaning up time? How many times you plan to do laundry but forget the time to fold and put into the closets?
We tend to think that it is going to take forty five minutes to do something, when in reality require one hour because it is going to take fifteen minutes to clean up after.
When planning for activities, need to remember to plan for that clean up time, I leave the building at five because it is fifteen minutes to the place I am going it is fine, when you are at the door of the building at five, not when you are going to begin packing at five.
Most people forget to add cleaning up time and then they wonder why they are running and stress out trying to get somewhere. They wonder how is that it didn’t work, the plan was perfect. It was, except, that you forgot to consider those 10 minutes to clean up and leave the building. Ups.
Next time you are planning and activity, remember the setup time, and the cleaning up time. Most likely considering them, will allow you to reduce your stress and be much more effective.
i.e. The reason most people have dirty dishes on their sink is the fact that cleaning is never on the equation, cooking is. Then it is the go to bed routine. If instead you add to the Dinner time, cooking, serving, eating and cleaning on your time equation, must likely there will be less plates on that sink (and more in cabinet.)
i.e.2. Leave your working space ready with your first activity for the next day, this way, you aren’t going to be distracted arranging things and can guarantee that you will do at least one activity at the beginning of the day, every day.

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Augusto Pinaud

Augusto Pinaud es Coach de Tecnología de Productividad Bilingüe, Especialista en Nozbe Teams. Augusto trabaja con dueños y gerentes de pequeñas empresas, ejecutivos y profesionales en productividad, tecnología y mejora de procesos utilizando una variedad de tecnologías de productividad.

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