We all need to focus on the activities we have to do. By focusing on the important and eliminating the unnecessary we can get more accomplished and feel better about what we are doing.
Here are three tips to make your more productive:
1) Look to improve the way you do things
Are you doing things the way you have always done them – even though things have changed? By spending time analyzing the way you perform your tasks you may come up with better methods and ways. This may include how you store the supplies on your desk, or by checking out the updated features you can use on your software programs.
2) Learn to say no
Taking on too many tasks is sure to slow you down and make you less productive and effective. Take on only what you can handle and let go of the rest.
3) Don’t be a perfectionist
Fine tuning documents until they are “absolutely beyond perfect” may not be the best use of your time (unless they are financial spreadsheets or instructions regarding health and safety). Set some project time limits for those pieces of correspondence or complicated emails.