A couple of weeks ago I posted a blog titled I Need a Vacation.Â So I followed my own advice and I took one.Â It was short and sweet.Â 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.Â
I purposely didnâ€™t take my laptop.Â I committed to FUN and no work.Â Now that Iâ€™m back in my office â€“ YIKES!!!Â I donâ€™t even know where to begin.Â How will I ever catch up???
So hereâ€™s my question to you:
Whatâ€™s your biggest time saving trick?Â When you feel so overwhelmed that your head is spinning, how do you gain control?
I just tried the timer trick.Â Youâ€™ve probably heard of this one before.Â You set a timer for 50 minutes and concentrate on one task at hand.Â That means no interruptions â€“ absolutely none.Â No phone, no coffee break, no emails.Â It keeps you focused on your project so you can complete it – or at least get a good start.Â 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?Â I â€“ WE can all use a little help!