Secrets to Earning More Time in the Day
Have you ever made a list of all the tasks you want to get done in a day but end up falling short? Let’s be honest, we’ve all been there; trying our best to accomplish everything we want done in a day only to be disappointed by something left on our plate. Whether it be at work, school, or home, it seems as though no matter how hard we try, there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything we want done. Instead of getting frustrated or just trying to “become more focused,” there are some strategies and tools you can use in order to accomplish more throughout the day.
Plan and Organize
The most important aspect of getting more done in a day is knowing WHAT you want to get done. Many use “To-Do” lists or any type of planner/agenda to organize their day before starting it. A study done in 2018 by ECAL showed that about 72% of people heavily rely on their calendars/planners to stay organized over time. Just writing something down in a planner is sometimes not enough, you may want to sort your tasks out by importance and size in order to ensure you are spending your time wisely. It is important to be realistic as well, because some things are simply impossible to accomplish in one day and must be broken down into smaller steps to achieve.
A common mistake people make when trying to accomplish many goals in a day is that they try to multitask, or actively working on multiple goals at once. This may work for some people, but for the majority, it is a mistake. On clevelandclinic.org, they found a study that just 2.5% of people are able to multitask effectively. When you multitask, you are dividing your attention and effort into multiple things at once which can easily cause mistakes or the overall quality of your work to decrease altogether. Instead, it is more effective to group similar tasks together and then knock them out one at a time.
Outsourcing different types of tasks can be very efficient and save people copious amounts of time overall. Having another person or organization completing goals for you could be a great way to increase your productivity. Instead of learning how to set up a phone system or fixing a car, you can have others who are well equipped accomplish the task for you. It may cost money, but the benefits outweigh the negatives more often than not. Office and administrative work are a prime example of this, where most companies delegate minor work such as mail forwarding, phone services, etc. in order to focus on their main objective. If you are looking for this type of service, then All American Business Center is the perfect place for you! We offer mail forwarding, phone services, meeting rooms, closet spaces, and almost any type of other administrative service you can think of!