If you’re short on time, it can feel like you never get enough done each day. Getting things done can be the key to your happiness and life satisfaction, as well as PROGRESSING in your work, whatever type of job you have. Today, I thought we could look at a few methods you might find helpful when you want to achieve more. Take a look and see if they work for you:
Make A To Do List
Start by making a to do list, but don’t just throw everything you think you have to do on there. Instead, only include things that genuinely have to be done on the day. They absolutely have to be done, or else. These things should be your priority, and anything you get done outside of that list is a bonus. If you include too many things, and don’t get absolutely everything done, then you’re going to feel disheartened and may end up beating yourself up for it. Everything will seem much more manageable when you stick to what has to be done.
Sometimes I add to my list when I have achieved something I forgot to add. It is that satisfying feeling of checking off an item.
Timing yourself is a great trick that can work if you want to avoid getting sidetracked. Simply use an egg timer or even your phone timer, and set it for the amount of time you want to stay focused on a piece of work for. For example, some people set the timer for half an hour, before taking a 5 minute break. You can then reset the timer, doing this around three times before taking a longer break. If you struggle to stay focused for long periods of time, this can be a great way to get more done and avoid pesky distractions.
If you can, consider delegating some of your tasks to somebody else. Some people struggle to ask for help, others struggle to accept it – maybe you just don’t like asking and feel guilty, or maybe you believe you do a better job than everybody else.
Whatever it is, getting comfortable with delegating tasks will change your life. Whether it’s the task of emptying the washing machine at home and asking one of your kids to do it, or asking a colleague to take care of something for you at work, you will be less short for time.
Improve Your Skills And Knowledge
Improving your skills and knowledge and progressing as a person will not only help you to advance your career, it’ll help you to be a better person outside of work, too. You could look for leadership training providers online, or another course or program that you believe will help you.
It’s even possible to outsource certain tasks if you’re very busy. For example, could you have somebody on hand to answer your emails and phone calls so you can reply later? Perhaps you could outsource a piece of content you were supposed to write? You can outsource pretty much anything these days, so it all depends on what you feel is slowing you down!
There is a wonderful world of VA’s available, outsource the tasks you dislike. Maybe realize your time matters
How will you achieve more?