Today I am going to share with you some tips & tricks on how to get things done at work. I hope you enjoy!
How to Get Things Done at Work
1. Make a master to-do list and map out everything that you need to get done.
This can be for the entire week or just for that specific day, whichever you are more comfortable with. I tend to make one for the week as a whole and then make a different one for each day. This makes it easier for me to break down the everyday tasks and the big projects that I need to complete each week. I usually put my high priority items at the top of my master list to make sure that they get done and then once those are finished I go down to my less important tasks and start tackling those.
2. Make sure your work space is clean.
I don’t know about you but I absolutely cannot focus if my work space is a complete and total disaster. Take a few minutes and tidy up your desk so that everything is neat and clean and not distracting you from getting your work done. I usually do this when I get into work so that I can start the day off with a clear mind and no distractions.
3. Get your most unpleasant task finished first.
I know that you try to put off your least exciting task until the last minute, but you will be so happy that daunting assignment isn’t looming over you the whole day just waiting for you to start it if you tackle it as soon as possible.
4. Decide what to do with every email you receive, right after reading it.
Whenever my inbox is too cluttered, I would rather spend my time clearing out my inbox than focusing on the tasks at hand so to eliminate this, I stick to the above motto. Whether you need to immediately respond to the email or file it for future reference, do it right after reading that way you aren’t completely overwhelmed with the amount of emails looming in your inbox just waiting to be taken care of.
5. Don’t let social media distract you
I know I am super guilty of this, but sometimes at work I get a little too engrossed in social media and get behind schedule on my work. Make sure to allot yourself time to cruise the Internet during your lunch break or even for 10 or so minutes randomly during the day if you feel it’s absolutely necessary to prevent you from doing it when you’re completely swamped with work.
What are some of your tips for getting stuff done at work? Let me know down in the comments.
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