Work smarter, not harder!
Here are 5 tips to get you working smarter today:
Have a plan
To be efficient, you need a work plan – a well-thought-out scheme to help guide and direct your work activities. Schedule your tasks throughout the days, weeks, and months, but do it ahead of time.
Set concrete and measurable goals. Take time to reward yourself for reaching goals.
Organize your work day
Develop a consistent daily work schedule – and stick to it. The regularity of a consistent schedule ensures that each group of work gets completed, and makes it less likely that tasks will be overlooked.
Learn which tasks can be delegated and which need personal attention. Trying to do everything yourself will not only leave you overloaded and overstressed, but it also does a disservice to your subordinates. Allow them to be challenged and grow by taking on important duties.
Don’t make work harder than it actually is
Much of your pressure is self-induced. Don’t set unrealistically high goals or standards or feel like you should be doing more. Remember that tasks get completed in a step-by-step fashion. Focusing on each step, rather than on the entire project, may cut down on feelings that you are “overwhelmed.”