Tuesday, September 30, 2014
This is from MEN'S HEALTH MAGAZINE. YEAH!
"Go through Morgenstern's four Ds: delete, delay, diminish, and delegate.
Delete: Eliminate the things you really don't need to do. There's little chance your boss will take "I was wrapped up in Sports Center" as an acceptable excuse for being tardy. And never check your e-mail or Blackberry. "It distracts your energy, puts you in a bad mood, and trains people that you're available at all hours," Morgenstern says. "And then you become trapped by it."
Delay: Or, more accurately, do something at a different time. Identify the things you could do in advance. Most of these are simple—picking out your clothes, making your lunch, packing your gym bag and briefcase (leave them by the door so you don't forget them)—but all of these little tasks add up. (Chris: OK__THIS AT LEAST DOES NOT SHOVE IT ON A WOMAN>)
Diminish: Create shortcuts where you can. If you enjoy long showers, consider saving those for nights and cutting your morning bathing to a quickie.
Delegate: Seek help from others for the things others could do. Could your daughter walk the dog? Or maybe you can convince your girlfriend to make you a portion of whatever she has for breakfast.(CHRIS: "DAUGHTER" and "GIRLFRIEND!" Where is "son?" At least it did not say "wife!" But then again--if a guy does not have a girlfriend, who does that leave?)
SO---Chris (me) says to women--- follow the 4 D's yourself!
"Go through Morgenstern's four Ds: delete, delay, diminish, and delegate."