By Katherine Hartvickson
Do you ever feel like there is just never enough time in the day? Do you often feel stressed out with managing your workload? Are you trying to do it all rather than delegate to others in your support circle or your work team?
Despite the fact that time is perhaps the most sought-after resource available, most of us are dreadful at spending it wisely.
As Benjamin Franklin once said—“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
The trick to getting more accomplished each day is to start by organizing and prioritizing your tasks and eliminating distraction. This can help you reduce stress and do better overall in the workplace.
Let’s get real here for a minute; there is a lot of competition for our time and not everything is of equal value even although it may seem that way when you look at the big stack of papers on your desk or all of the emails in your inbox.
Use the seven tips below for a few weeks and create new habits that will better your life by making just a few small changes:
- Identify Time Distractors: Spend some time identifying all of your major time distractors such as social media, surfing the internet, needs of family, watching TV, etc. and then create a plan to eliminate (or at least minimize) them for periods of time.
For instance, turn off the bell on your computer and phone so that you don’t hear every email and text that comes through. Set times to check your notifications and respond to emails and voicemails, such as mid-morning, during the lunch break and mid-afternoon.
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