Time-sapping workplace habits



time-sapping workplace habits If you’re feeling overworked and overwhelmed, it may be that you need a ‘to don’t’ list.

Most people agree that making to do lists is an important tool when it comes to time management. However, running short of time has a lot to do with time-wasting habits that can easily go unnoticed.

For most working moms, it would look something like this:

Don’t answer emails immediately 

Checking twice a day is sufficient and you’ll stop interrupting your workflow.

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Don’t say yes when you mean no. 

It may take some practise, but it IS possible to fend off a request without sounding like a slacker, with a polite: ‘I’d love to, but I’m tied up for a few weeks.’

Don’t get sucked in to negativity 

A snippy comment or expression of doubt in your abilities can easily swallow your motivation. Fretting about an often imagined slight is also a huge time-waster.

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Don’t let social media distract you. 

You may just intend to while away a few empty minutes by scrolling through your timelines, but this can soon gobble up an hour. And instead of passing time, you’re more likely to click away to a must-read article (that you could read later), or start commenting on a busy thread.

 

 


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