Clear the clutter out of your brain.
The average desk worker spends three hours per week sorting piles trying to find the project to work on next. Take the first step to getting your work under control — clear the clutter out of your brain by taking pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and allow to-do’s and brilliant ideas to become more concrete. You’ll relieve your brain of remembering tedious details, allowing new, creative thinking to develop.
Free yourself from having to remember mundane but necessary tasks.
Create a running list of phone calls to make, things to discuss with your assistant or coworkers, supplies to get, and other small-detail tasks.
Create another list for brainstorming, creative planning, and “someday” ideas.
Avoid storing lists in multiple areas, which will only confuse you. Centralize them in one place, such as your planner, in a spiral-bound notebook, or on your computer or PDA.
Another benefit to making a list of all your responsibilities is that you may find some jobs that you could delegate to others. Are there any you hate doing, or do you know someone else who could do it quicker or better? Sometimes we say “yes” because we want to appear productive and energetic. But it’s important to know how much work you can realistically handle. © 2020 Articles on Demand™
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