The key to maximizing the quality of your work and reducing the number of hours you are working is time blocking and discipline. You must identify and separate tasks that are important from ones that are urgent. Then, schedule a certain amount of time at the end of each day to handle those emails and other tasks that are not urgent. By being disciplined to focus on the “urgent” and ignore the “important” you will find that you are not spending unnecessary time on the less urgent tasks throughout the day. You are able to create more time to tackle the tasks that must be completed each day and slowly knock out the less urgent tasks little by little.
Contributors: Kelly Edwards from Lawton Marketing Group