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Tips for time management

5 Great Tips for Time Management

Here are a few tips for time management at work. This short post was originally intended to add to a series on procrastination that Iโ€™m working on now. I knowโ€ฆ itโ€™s hard to imagine, but sometimes itโ€™s other people that can interfere with your progress. ๐Ÿ˜Š If thatโ€™s the case, here are some tips Iโ€™ve found useful over the years in a working environment.

Iโ€™ve got a time management series planned ahead. Yet, given some recent conversations with clients about distractions at work, I opted to post this preview of the upcoming series.

Some Things to Eliminate distractions:

  • Turn off the ringer and setting a voice recording stating you take calls between 10:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, or a time that works for you.
  • Turn off the email and check it between stages of your project.
  • If you have a door, close it and place a Do Not Disturb sign. (See below)
  • Place a sign by your desk.
  • If youโ€™re in a cube environment, consider wearing brightly colored safety ear muffs that show you are engaged in an important project. People wonโ€™t see earplugs, but the brightly colored ear muffs send a clear message to your supervisor and others that you take your work seriously. (See below)

I did this for years and it works well. If someone still interrupts you, it shows you who respects your time and who doesnโ€™t. The point here is that many things can pull at you, internally and externally when working on a task. Be sure to establish a schedule, prioritize tasks and protect your time.

Turn Off Distractions - Show Others You Want to Get Work Done

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Have a Door or a Cube? Put Up a Sign & Establish YOUR Time

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