Re: Are You Focused? Do You Waste Time?
Most of my work is done during the evenings and weekends. I have a "To Do List" which I write out manually every week. As I get things done I cross it off in Red pen. I also add to it. It is divided in to groups, so when I have something extra to do in a specific group I add it to that group.
Crossing things off is soooo satisfying. I had used the "To Do List" in Outlook, added colours and catagories. But I hated it! I did not get the same satisfaction when I crosses out things I had done! Crazy I know.
My method also highlights to me if the same thing was on there week after week after week, then I know there is a problem with the item. Either I need to do it immediately, delegate it someone else or not do it at all as it is not important.
I am sure my process is very silly to others especially if your "To Do List" is pages and pages long. I have managed to condense it and make bullet points. As I am the only one that is going to read it, it only needs to make sense to me.
I only have a certain amount of hours to complete work daily, therefore I try and use the same time period each day and those around me know I am working and can't be disturbed. Phone is turned to vibrate, so it can be ignored depending upon the person.
Hope this helps a little bit.
Tanya Daye, Administration Consultant