If you want to get more done faster, you have to be in control of your energy. It’s important to recognize when you feel overloaded so you can take a break, regroup, and tackle your work from a new angle. One way to take back control is to schedule your time spent on email so you can avoid constant distraction all day.
Another important step is to take care of yourself. Be honest and acknowledge how you feel about certain tasks. Learn how to say no to items on your to-do list that aren’t necessary and focus on the tasks that will have the most impact on your bottom line. Try to work when you feel most energized and productive, and finish the most important tasks first.
Sometimes the list of what you need to do isn’t adjustable and everything must be done; when this is the case, delegate so you can optimize your personal and professional time. Meetings will help, but keep them brief, to the point, and goal-oriented.
Your time is valuable, and there are ways to maximize your efforts without draining your energy. Learn more in the infographic below.