Here’s the main point. Your help is needed. That includes your time, your energy, and your expertise about certain things; i.e., tech items, computers, etc. And providing these resources to your family when needed would likely be greatly appreciated.
Here is a tip to help you become skilled at utilizing your energy: Practice getting more efficient at completing certain tasks. Take cleaning and straightening your room as an example. First, organize your stuff in a manner that you can quickly return things to their proper place. Then, as part of your daily routine, practice tidying up your space in five minutes or less. It can be done without sacrificing neatness. It’s that simple. Within a few minutes, you can hustle and have your space looking great. And you do not have to sacrifice much time or energy to do it well. (Obviously, it does not help if your race to clean your room leaves a new mess behind).
Learning to be effective is another important tactic that deserves your attention. It is critical to be both effective and efficient. Here’s the key difference. You are effective when you choose to do your most important tasks first, before less important ones. In simple terms, effective means you are doing the right job; whereas efficient means you are doing the job right. For example, if studying for a test is a high priority, but instead you play a game on your computer, you would not be tackling your most important task first. That would be considered an ineffective use of your energy and your time. Note that even if you could finish the game faster than before (more efficiently), you would still not be effective in the sense of completing the right job. Successful people are usually good at being both effective and efficient. That is, they choose to do the most important jobs first and get better at completing the work to be done.
There are times when it may be better to delay an important task until after a less strenuous one. For example, you may be able to focus better on schoolwork after supper rather than right after school. In that case, it might be helpful to complete tasks requiring less strain before supper to allow you to better focus after you eat.
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