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5 Time Savers You May Not Have Tried Yet
1. Do tasks less frequently
Run a report every 6 weeks instead of every 4 weeks. Clean house every 10 days rather than every 7 days. Hold a meeting twice a month instead of every week.
2. Race yourself
Look at the clock & commit to have the task done by a specific time. You�ll stay focused, avoid distractions & probably work with higher quality.
3. Make the most of 15 minutes
Can you find an extra 15 minutes in your day to use more effectively? Is there �wasted� time you can eliminate or a lower-valued task you can cut? Saving 15 minutes a day gives you a whopping 91 extra hours a year!
4. Have a list of small, easy tasks that take only a few minutes
Normally, of course, we want to work on big, important projects first. But often when we�re stuck, tired, upset or overwhelmed, it�s hard to get anything done & we waste time spinning our wheels. A list of small or micro tasks will help you to get something done and will jumpstart your productivity. And of course, it�s better to get even a small task done than nothing!
5. Work on a task or project for a certain amount of time
Instead of trying to complete a task at one time, say to yourself, �I�ll work on this for 15 minutes and see how much I can get done.� Stay focused and challenge yourself to really get as much done as possible. (This tip is especially effective for a task or project you�ve been putting off.)
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