Looking for More Time in Your Workday? These 3 Tips Will Help
In today’s busy business world with technology pushing us all to perform 24/7/365, it sometimes feels like there just isn’t enough time in the day to be as productive as we would like. Linkedin groups are rampant with posts begging the question, “How can I be more productive?” or “How can I make more time in my workday?”. Since this topic seems to be on so many of our minds, this month on our Superior Business Solutions Blog and through social media we are highlighting ways to make more time in your workday and be more productive.
Here Are 3 Ways to Make More Time in Your Workday and Be More Productive
- Get More Sleep – It may seem counterintuitive to take more time to sleep but a BBC study on sleep showed that deep sleep is good for our bodies and brains and actually creates more space for short term memory during the next day. If you find yourself forgetting things on your to do list, and you feel like you can’t remember anything, your productivity is lessened and you may just need more restful sleep.
- Delegate – We all know that prioritizing is an important part to creating a productive workday but one thing many of us have a hard time with is delegating responsibilities. Look at ways you can either pay or get someone else to do the things that you don’t need to spend time doing. Streamlining your ordering processes or creating business forms that work for you can be effective ways to delegate work that can be done more efficiently by another company or person.
- Pick Up the Phone – So many times we get bogged down in the deluge of emails that we receive in our inbox. Of course we have all heard that we should quickly delete any unnecessary emails and reply in set times throughout the day but more importantly, don’t forget that email is not the only way to communicate. In fact it is often times a very ineffective way of communicating. How often do you find yourself crafting an email to be sent to someone and before you know it, 1o minutes have gone by when you could have easily picked up the phone and dealt with the situation in half that time. More importantly, in today’s competitive marketplace, talking with someone IRL (In Real Life) can actually work to solidify important relationships that will prove to benefit you in the future.
Take Time for What Matters Most
Our company is a family held organization that at its roots wants to create better lives for our customers and employees. At the end of the day we want our clients and employees to be able to have productive and successful workdays so they can get home to what is most important to them. What tips have you found that work for you during your workday to be able to leave the office at the end of the day and take time for what is most important to you?