Friday, October 25, 2013

Organizing Your Work Day

My job has been so incredibly busy and it is just going to be crazier than ever for the next 7 business days while one of my teammates enjoys her well-deserved vacation in Hawaii.

Get It Done Tip: First thing I did when I got to the office this morning was make a list of everything I needed to do before I left for the day.  One of the most important time management skills I have read about is to "complete the most important task first" often also known as the least desirable task since they are rarely quick and painless.

I often fall into the trap of getting the quick things out of the way first - answer an email, send out a note - but then it spirals and hours go by of dealing with little annoying things instead of getting big productive things moving.  The link above states that the golden rule of time management is to identify two or so tasks that are crucial to complete and get them done first.  Once you're done the day has been a success already. 

I agree completely. Put the big things at the top of your list and plow through everything.  I am trying to get into the habit of answering the pesky little emails on my commute or after I get the kids in bed.

Funny Workplace Ecard: Sometimes I like to treat myself at work and just do one thing at a time.

My evening was uneventful.  I asked my husband to bring home takeout as a treat and the big boys went to karate (another stripe for the big boy and 1st stripe for the middle guy).  Then we ran to the store quick.

I am about to log off and go to bed.  I am beat.  Goodnight!

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