Five simple rules,
Shared calendars, meeting schedules and
strict timelines …
dominate the calendar of any major the organization. The more extensive the planning, the smaller the time window for your own work. How does organization succeed in the home office, where freedom seems limitless at first glance?
Five simple rules that work when combined with discipline.
Most people have the ability to work very concentrated in the morning. Set the alarm and work at your desk in the early hours. Often you have spent the night brooding over problems, the solution to which suddenly become clear with the first rays of sunshine in the morning. This should be used.
Separate business from pleasure by setting time zones. Use the morning hours for professional issues and set a time slot in the late afternoon or evening to work on personal things.
This is not always easy due to family commitments, but a continuous mix of personal and professional issues is dangerous. Since most private matters are more pleasant than difficult professional issues, the private easily gains the upper hand.
Get the unpleasant things over with first, or set a specific time slot that you will not move under any circumstances. After that, you’ll go about the tasks you love to do with twice the vigor.
MULTITASKING IS OUT
There are many work studies that prove that we work much more efficiently when we stay on task and don’t let ourselves be constantly interrupted by Instagram, Facebook, TikTok or WhatsApp. Moreover, life inevitably requires enough multitasking from us for the many unpredictable things. The strict “one thing at a time” rule is the best and easiest way to get more done faster.
LAST NOT LEAST
The good old to-do list is unavoidable and no matter if it is in electronic form or on paper – nothing is nicer than seeing a list in the evening where many topics are checked off and done.