3 Simple Tips For Greater Efficiency

Posted: 19th May 2015

WiRE Member offers some advice on how to make the best use of your time

After working out how to compartmentalise my 3 elements in my portfolio career last week – I’m seeking this week to make greater time savings by becoming more efficient.  I don’t want to have to work harder, so it’s all about working smarter.

Here’s my top 3 tips for greater efficiency:

  • Spend a couple of hours sorting out your inbox.  Go on, be honest, exactly how many emails are there in your inbox?  I’d bet on a few hundred.  What purpose do they serve? Other than to taunt you and remind you what you haven’t dealt with yet!  Take out a couple of hours and be brutal, if there’s no action to be taken with it and it’s older than a week are you really going to do anything with it? And whilst you’re there unsubscribe those email accounts that you never read as well.
  •  Turn stuff off.  You wouldn’t work with the TV on would you?  It’s a distraction, yet that constant bleeping and flashing from Facebook or email notifications is just as distracting.  Turn them off or log out whilst you get some real work done.
  •  Batch items together – look at your to do list and do similar items together.  I often set aside half a day to write my blog and any other articles at one time.  Once I’m in the mood to write I’m much more efficient.

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Carolyn Trafford is a confidence coach and speaker, if you need support with planning and time management, call Carolyn today on 07714 216388  to book your free 45 minute kick start session and create the life YOU want.