7 Office Time-Wasters To Avoid
- Checking emails too frequently -
Limiting the number of times you look at your inbox can keep you moving swiftly; most messages can wait
- Making your to-do list too long -
While putting everything you need to do on paper might seem like a good idea, keeping your list small, with just the three or four most important tasks, will give you the impetus to finish.
Trying to focus on more than one thing at a time is a good way of ensuring that nothing is
- Trying to be perfect
If you have to make sure that every single aspect of a task or project comes out perfectly, you're wasting the time you could be using to get the whole thing up and running.
While you may need some office meetings to plan your next moves, too many meetings are just unnecessary; don't waste that time!
If you give yourself permission to say "NO" to requests from colleagues, you're really saying "YES" to your own needs for time.
- Postponing the hardest task
Easier stuff can get done later when you're tired or worn out at the end of the day; get past the hard parts