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Many of us fall into the trap of thinking that if we’re busy doing something, we’re being productive.
But “doing” is sometimes just a form of procrastinating.
For many people, their top time thief is social media or aimlessly wandering the World Wide Web. For other, it is spending hours organizing their office.
It’s not t...
You might be falling into the trap of making yourself think you’re making progress when you might not really be.
Consider whether something you’ve put on your list is a small task that ca...
We rarely actually take care of the email in the box, we just move it around as a sort of “reminder system,” which in reality usually only serves to crea...
The constant bling and buzz of our phone, email and texts can make it almost impossible to concentrate on what we’re working on.
If you are in the midst of a project, turn off your notifi...
We can legitimately expect that there will be an unforeseen glitch in most projects.
By building in time at the end of each day or even during lunch for new tasks, we are able to finish th...
Work expands to fit the time available. That’s why we sometimes do our best, most efficient, work on deadline.
You don’t want to create unnecessary stress on yours...
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Those that do multitask the most are the worst at it.
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First, say yes to your core values, then say no to the situation. Finally, say yes to the relationship.
A not-to-do list or some predefined phrases will help you to say no in unexpect...
Treat the meeting with yourself as it was a meeting with a third party. It’s only you who can act on your most important tasks with priority.
Make sure that you set up boundaries for yourself and for other people. Remember to communicate with them clearly.
Such a boundary can be that you leave your office at a certain time each day because your family is your priority. It doesn’t mean, of course, that you can’t work later in periods of high workload.
Ringing phones, text messages, reminders, pop-ups, social media, email.
There’re countless studies demonstrating that multitasking will hinder your work both in terms of quality and quantity.
Resist the temptation to get in the loop and do one thing at a time.
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The trick with using To-Do Lists effectively lies in prioritizing the tasks on your list. Many people use an A – F coding system (A for high priority items, F for very low priorities).
Goals give you a destination and a vision to work toward. When you know where you want to go, you can manage your priorities, time, and resources to get there. Goals also help you decide what's worth spending your time on, and what's just a distraction.
It's essential to learn how to prioritize tasks effectively if you want to manage your time better.
Determine if a task is high-yield and high-priority, or low-value, "fill in" work. You'll manage your time much better during the day if you know the difference.
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