Eliminating Disruptions and Clutter
In one day you should be able to easily cross items off your to-do list, eat, sleep and even have a little time to relax or have fun. Sometimes, that just doesn't seem realistic and a common complaint heard from busy professionals is that there doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day. The secret to saving time and being productive with those 24 hours is to eliminate disruptions.
Eliminating disruptions might sound like an impossible task, until you realize that you are in control. Technology gives us the option to make instant contact with one another, but it is really just an option. Take advantage of the power button. When you want or need to get something done you can turn off your phone or set it to roll directly to voicemail. You can also turn off the instant messaging and instant email alerts on your computer.
Clutter can be disruptive as well if you don't take control. Shredding is a great way to get rid of all the papers you do not need, but you do not want to go straight in the trash. Dealing with paper jams while shredding however, is a huge time waster. So how do you ensure a time sensitive shredding experience?
A JAM FREE shredder can be a stress-buster when it comes to paper disposal.
Finally. assume that each disruption costs you 10 minutes. That means 4 paper jams while shredding would cost you an 40 minutes of time. Eliminating these simple disruptions, or at least planning for them, is one big time-saving strategy that will lead to free time (i.e. more hours) in your day.
- Turn off your phone, instant messenger and email alerts
- Increase productivity with tools like a jam-free shredder
- Schedule meetings in a row and set up a designated time to return calls
- Plan ahead to deter disruptions at inopportune times
You are now ready to conquer your to-do list!
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