Feeling a bit overwhelmed?

Posted on 03/01/2011

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Have you come back to a long list of things to do in the next few weeks?

Saw this article today, thought I would share, here are the key highlights:

  1. Make a list. Write down everything you need to do on a piece of paper.
  2. Do the quick hits. Take 15 minutes, no more, to do the fastest things on your list: a quick email response, the 2-minute phone call. Use a timer to keep you focused.
  3. Turn off distractions. Now spend 35 minutes focused on the tougher things on the list with your phone and email alerts switched off.
  4. Take a break and repeat. Take a 10-minute break and start again. Before long, you’ll have crossed enough off your list to restore your calm.

And the link to the full article: Harvard Business Review

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Posted in: Business, Leadership