Alone in a car driving to work, listening to all those songs over and over again every day,
there are lots to do, three meetings, and some emails, Need technical support for some equipment, Someone requested remote access, need to check credentials and that long due article for the blog...
...OMG....this is ever ending list!
As soon as I got to work, I learned that one meeting is canceled, Well, that is good!
Let's close the door and complete that long due article. It is a quiet time in the early morning. By the time I turned on my computer,
Phone buzzed, There is an essential update from Linked In. Taking a look is essential. Oh, That is a person, I been trying to contact since long. Quickly let me finish a personal note to her and put it to rest this case.
Little more than thirty minutes have gone after I turned on my computer!
WTF! Why the hell am I on Instagram? Did not I just check Facebook? Shit! I am all distracted and wasting time.
I just lost forty-five minutes of free time, I could have used for real productivity. And I made my To DO list little longer instead of being productive.
And most important is,
Cut yourself off from the digital world at least for a moment when you start looking at the list of tasks. That gives distractions less picture of those chores at hand without fear of making a list longer, i.e., another important email from co-workers.
Use library, meeting rooms or even offices as hideouts close the door and don't let interfere any walk-ins and unnecessary chatting.
Take scheduled breaks and let everyone inform to not to disturb.
Open-door policies have really great benefits, but it is imperative to shut the door and lock inside, so you don't break down.
Create boundaries and timelines to process priorities and better and superior way.
Write anything which can be potential chores or a project. Make a list of existing tasks at hand in the manner of priorities and emergencies.
There are plenty and awesome time management apps in the market don't hesitate to use them.
Manage a day night before, make a list. If you are a morning person, condense critical task in the morning.
Be fluid, rearrange priorities as the day goes by and the picture gets clearer.
“If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” -Mark Twain
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