A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog titled I Need a Vacation. So I followed my own advice and I took one. It was short and sweet. I simply drove to Chicago, only three hours away, and spent a few days visiting my friends – laughing, sipping wine and enjoying our time together.
I purposely didn’t take my laptop. I committed to FUN and no work. Now that I’m back in my office – YIKES!!! I don’t even know where to begin. How will I ever catch up???
So here’s my question to you:
What’s your biggest time saving trick? When you feel so overwhelmed that your head is spinning, how do you gain control?
I just tried the timer trick. You’ve probably heard of this one before. You set a timer for 50 minutes and concentrate on one task at hand. That means no interruptions – absolutely none. No phone, no coffee break, no emails. It keeps you focused on your project so you can complete it – or at least get a good start. It really works for me, but today I need more hours to work than the day will give me.
So what do you do to gain control of those never ending emails and ever growing piles? I – WE can all use a little help!