Time-sapping workplace habits

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.

 

 

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Your Family’s Digital editor. Avid retweeter. When I’m not scrolling Instagram you’ll find me in my garden. Keen on DIY and I don’t believe there’s anything that can’t be fixed with some chalk paint.

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