It’s not what you do, but what you STOP doing that safeguards your time and allows you to be productive and successful. By eliminating just one ongoing timewaster, you can add hours to your week. Imagine if you eliminated all five!
Here are five common timewasters. Which ones are stealing your time?
5 Timewasters to Avoid
- Complaining. Whether it’s at work or at home, you never get what you want by complaining. Instead it brings you down and lowers the impression others have of you. Instead of complaining, ask for what you want or need.
- Unnecessary meetings. Reconsider every standing meeting you hold or attend. Is this a good use of your time? Remember, you have the right to decline meetings.
- Social Media Overkill. Are you constantly updating your social media status? Set a daily limit on the time you’ll spend or the number of updates you’ll post. Track it and stick to it.
- Piling rather than Filing. Have a designated place for everything and don’t just let it pile up.
- Solving the same problem multiple times. Determine solutions for recurring problems and implement them consistently. There’s no reason to keep solving the same problem over and over again.