Feeling overwhelmed by how much you have to do today? Snowed under by your workload with no hope of digging your way out? It’s the start of a brand new year, so feeling this way is totally normal. But help is here.
Here’s four ways to streamline your to-do list and your workload right now. Enjoy a more chilled out afternoon on us.
1. Say no
Loads of things just aren’t worth your attention right now. Learn to say no and focus on the things that you need to do instead. Don’t spread yourself too thin, you’ll regret it later when your work starts piling up.
2. Don’t multitask
You may think that if you juggle loads of things at once then you will get more done, but you probably won’t. Focus on one job at a time and do them as quickly and efficiently as possible – then move on. This is the quickest way to streamline your workload. Our brains work best when we dedicate ourselves to one thing at a time.
3. Focus on the important things
It’s easy to get consumed by things that are important but not urgent. Do the essential jobs first and leave the rest for later. This is a great way to streamline your to-do list because some of the less important jobs may not even need completing tomorrow!
Get some help when you feel swamped with work. Some people on the team may be quicker at doing a few of the jobs you aren’t so good at, so ask them to help you. Let your colleagues turn your intentions into real actions.