6 Everyday Time-Savers
Make a Daily List
Put Off Procrastinating
It’s human to try to put off until tomorrow what you need to do today, especially if a task seems daunting. You’ll be less likely to delay if you break it down into smaller, more manageable pieces—and save time in the long run.
Manage Meeting Time
Before attending a meeting, ask “Is it crucial that I’m there?” Before calling one, ask “Is it necessary?” If the answer is “yes,” then set a time limit for the meeting, and hand out an agenda—and stick to it.
Between e-mail, phone calls, and snail mail, the average person receives around 150 communications daily. If you receive something that can be handled in a minute or two, do it immediately: Sifting through old voicemails and e-mails isn’t efficient. If you don’t need to deal with a communication personally, delegate it. If you should handle but need time, schedule it into your calendar, and put the communication away until then.