Your desk is piled high with to-do’s. It’s easy to stall out when you don’t know where or how to begin. Follow these guidelines to increase productivity and tackle your projects big and small!
Do the hardest thing first. When you arrive at the office, you may be tempted to first check your messages, rifle through the day’s mail,or plow through some easy administrative tasks. Instead, try doing the hardest, most challenging (or least enjoyable) thing earlier in the day. You’ll be attacking it when your energy level is high and your mind is clear.
By carving out a chunk of time each morning to tackle heavy-duty projects, you’ll also avoid the procrastination often associated with large jobs. Then, save your easier tasks for later in the day, when your energy level is lower.
Another way to look at this is to set your mind to “proactive” in the morning so you’ll have time for the “reactive” moments that are sure to pop up throughout the day. For example, if you begin your day attending to your “must-do” tasks, you’ll feel more comfortable stepping away from your desk when afternoon emergencies materialize. You’ll know that your most pressing projects have been handled. Remember, it may not always be easy to start with the hard stuff, but you’ll get the momentum going when you start it out right, and you’ll feel accomplished all day long.
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