It’s easy to get distracted while trying to complete a project. Whether its email notifications, last minute meetings or a messy work space, a lack of focus can potentially lead to costly mistakes.
In a recent article, Brafton.com’s Managing Editor Samantha Gordon shared some great tips to help you get organized, save time and increase productivity.
Here are a few from her list:
- Write down your tasks for the entire week. “Drafting up a to-do list at the beginning of the week gets you into the work mindset after a weekend away from the office.”
- Leave “dead space” in your schedule. A full calendar can lead to a stressful work life. “Try to always leave more dead space toward the end of the week so you can catch up on anything that didn’t get done on schedule.”
- Check your emails at regular intervals only. “Set a reminder to take a break from your work and catch up on emails once every hour or two. This way, you’ll be able to remain focused on your other tasks without always worrying that something is waiting for you to answer.”
- Avoid multi-tasking. “Just like you shouldn’t check your email continuously while you’re working, put it and any other work aside when you’re in a meeting or on a call. Give each task your full attention, or your work will be below your standards on everything you’re trying to juggle.”
By “making small, simple changes to how you go about your day,” you can become more productive and decrease stress.
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