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Happy Monday – maybe a day you don’t particularly enjoy, and maybe a day you love to rock!

Today, I’m going to help you make quick decisions about your to-do list so that it doesn’t frazzle you, and so that you can become the boss of your day instead of the other way around.

Today’s time management hacks and tips are best practiced on Sunday to get you ready for the week, but you can most certainly perform them this morning.

Take 20 minutes today to glance at what’s coming up this week. It’s the ultimate act of self-care.

Is your to-do list overwhelming you?

Try the 4 D’s of Time Managment:

  1. Delete. Inbox of junk emails, meetings that don’t move you forward in your life, declutter, delete it- all to make room for more important tasks.
  2. Delegate. Can you reassign it to someone personally or professionally? Remember, chances are, it won’t be as perfect as you do it, but you are okay letting go of perfection for DONE. Oh yes you are! Delegating is big.
  3. Defer. If it ain’t pressing or urgent or time-sensitive, can you postpone it or defer it to a later date? Try and do what’s most pressing NOW – which leads us to our 4th D…
  4. Do. No clearer D than JUST DO IT. Get it done. Time block it this week on your calendar. Shut off notifications and work when your body is most alert. Unitask those puppies!

Happy Monday! Twenty minutes today will make you calmer about your week.

You’ve got this.

And I’d love to know, what D is getting the most attention this week in your to-do list? 

Erica Diamond


Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (, Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (, Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform® (previously®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.