Are you finding yourself running around in circles at work, only to reach the end of the day and feel like you haven’t gotten anything done? Many of us struggle with starting several tasks as they come up but moving onto the next before giving each task the appropriate amount of concentration. This can keep you feeling busy and like you are making progress, but there’s a better solution!
Focus On One Thing At A Time
With incoming phone calls and emails pending responses, this is easier said than done! It takes some serious discipline but will pay off for you and your clients in the long run. At the beginning of your week, schedule out the tasks that you are responsible for. When its time to focus on a task or project, forward your calls and exit out of your email for at least an hour. This will allow you to focus without interruptions.
Prioritize Your Responsibilities
In every position, there are some tasks that are time-sensitive, while others just require to be done by a certain deadline. Make a list of your daily tasks, things you need to get done before a certain day or time, and projects you are currently working towards. Prioritize them according to what is time-sensitive, and work down the list. Give yourself a realistic amount of time to complete each task, knowing there will be some breaks in between!
Take Healthy Breaks
Speaking of taking breaks, this is a healthy practice in keeping your productivity on a roll. When you’re beginning the day by exhausting your brain in every direction, it will begin to slow down towards the middle of the day and eventually crash when you could still have a good hour or two of productivity. As you check things off of your list, get up from your desk and refresh your mind! Grab a glass of water, fill up your coffee cup, have a quick chat with a co-worker, and then get back to work with an energized mindset.
We hope these time-saving hacks help to keep you productive throughout your day, whether it be at the office or working from home!