4 Ways to Cut Yourself Some Slack in a Hectic Schedule
When people are faced with too much month and too little pay, they are often forced to draw up and follow a budget. Just as money can be saved that way, it’s also possible to budget your time more wisely and reduce stress.
The following time-saving tips, applying to activities both on and off the job, will give you some breathing room:
- Some large tasks are so intimidating that people sit there spinning their wheels and getting nowhere. Break big jobs into manageable chunks and concentrate on one task at a time.
- It’s fine to want to get a job out of the way, but taking unwise and potentially unsafe shortcuts to save time often results in errors that end up taking twice as long to fix. Do the job right the first time.
- Set aside daily blocks of time to check or write emails and make important calls. Scattering these tasks throughout the day wastes time.
- It’s hard to be productive when you’re fighting off the urge to sleep at work. If you’re suffering from insomnia, talk to your doctor. Eat lighter meals at lunch to avoid mid-afternoon sleepiness.