Time Management Tips to Make Your Workdays More Meaningful | Office Evolution
We all know the feeling of a chaotic workday: emails are coming in, fires are popping up left and right, and everything you do has a scattered, frantic air to it. While it is normal that some days are going to feel a bit more hectic than others, the frantic feeling that accompanies these days does not have to be a fact of life.
In fact, leaders will likely find that if they can quell these feelings, they can probably work better and more effectively throughout the day—but how is that possible? If you are hoping to make the most of your work days, read on for our top tips for staying calm and in control, even when it feels like things are getting out of hand.
Tips for Time Management to Help Leaders Succeed
Prepare your to-do list in advance. While it is impossible to anticipate every task or odd problem that will come up throughout your day, having a to-do list prepared in advance can help you keep your attention focused and prevent you from the feeling of having so much to do that you do not know where to start. Take some time at the end of each workday to prepare tomorrow’s task list in advance, so you can set out with a clear plan and must-tackle tasks in mind.
Make time for breaks throughout the day. Sure, working lunches and power hours might feel more proactive, but forcing your brain to stay focused for an entire eight-hour day is a nearly impossible feat. Make sure that you are giving yourself small breaks throughout the day to eat lunch, take a quick walk or chat with others in your office space so you can return to your desk refreshed and ready to dive in.
Set reasonable boundaries. While there is certainly quite a bit of pressure for leaders to do it all, this is not pressure that you have to buy into—in fact, it is probably better if you do not. Harnessing the power of professional boundaries and the word “no” as a leader can prevent you from taking on things that are too much for your workload.
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