How to Work More Efficiently

How’s your To Do List? Is it cluttered with things you just don’t get round to doing. Do you even have a To Do List? Do you go from one thing to another, never really getting anything done properly?

You need to be organised but you don’t have to turn into a fanatic. Just follow some simple rules and you will find you have more free time and are working better and faster than ever before.

The first thing is to set aside a half hour each day to make a To Do list. You then prioritise each item on your list.

You need to work out what really needs to be done, what should be done, what you would like to get done and what you don’t really need to do.

You work this out by setting goals. What do you want to accomplish? Check your list and cross off everything that it not helping you reach your goals.

Next, you work out what you can get someone else to do for you. Delegate these duties and then cross them off your To Do list. They are now not your problem.

The next step is to work out what you need to do today. If there are long term items on your To Do list you can put them onto a goal list because only the things you need to do today should go on your To Do list.
Have a look at your list. Does it look less scary now? It should because there should only be important items that need to be done today on it. You should be able to get most of these items done today.

Start with the items which have a time imperative like meetings or scheduled events, then from most important to least, and when you get a moment free, for example, while you are waiting for someone to return your call, you get a few of the less important items done.

Anything that isn’t done and still needs attention can go on tomorrow’s list.

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