At Central Comm we understand that sometimes the list of things we need to accomplish in a day can be daunting. But we have found there are ways to make things more efficient and allow us to accomplish all that needs to be completed in the day.
Yes, getting things done is always a challenge. This is especially true when the tasks at hand are not of interest. Trust me I know when I have tasks I do daily for websites that are boring and menial. Procrastination is a nasty habit, and when you let it get a hold of you, things are bound to get left until the last minute, leaving you rushed and flustered to get the job done. Listed below are 5 ways to break the cycle of putting things off, and start your year off with a new habit:
2) Break your work into little steps.
Now that you’re free of distraction, it’s time to focus and get stuff done! But what if your tasks are too big to easily accomplish? Simple: break your work into smaller, easier tasks. That way you can focus on each thing individually, which will provide a better quality whole. Plus, it always feels nice to cross every little task off your to-do list as you complete it!
3) Tackle the big dog first!
Not sure where to start with your small tasks? Personally, I like to get the biggest task out of the way first. Once you get done with that, it’s smooth sailing the rest of the way. It will make every other task seem immensely easier.
Deadlines are a great way to make sure you get everything done in good time. If you express a time limit, you’ll work harder to get it done before the time is up. You’ll also be able to accomplish more tasks in a shorter amount of time.
5) Change your mindset.
Don’t look at the entire list of things to be accomplished. Follow the steps above, and instead of picturing the day’s chores with dread, picture yourself confidently working through your list. Tell yourself, I can do this and I can do it well. Then take a moment to clear your mind and pick the most difficult task and get it done. This will bolster your confidence and make all of the others seem easy.
Last but not least, don’t be afraid to delegate where you can. If the phones are interfering with your ability to accomplish your goals, forward your calls to us here at Central Comm. Let us take the phone calls that won’t help you get things done, and alert you to the ones you might want to address right away.