Thursday, July 21, 2011

How to steal time?



Stop watching TV. Really, two hours a day means 14 hours a week. That’s more than one working day you save. Imagine what you can clear with that.

Close your web browser. No Facebook, no emails, no Linkedin. If you don’t believe me, do it for a day and see how productive your day will be. Do it for two days and see how your work will change. Do it for three days and see how liberating it will be.

Ignore personal calls at work. No Whatsapp, no smses.

If it can be done in 2 minutes? Do it. No ifs no buts. That email that asks if you can make it for the meeting? Reply it immediately. You don’t need to wait till the end of the day to reply it. If you ignore it and say later. 40,000 other emails will stack on that by 5pm and you will forget. You will get another email from whoever is asking again.

Clear your clutter. Table, computer files, emails, letters, bills. Take leave to do it if you have to. Things undone are like files on your desktop. It takes up memory space. On a computer, it slows it down. In a human, it stresses you out. Take some time off to clear your clutter.

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