Do you find that there are too few hours in a day? Are you constantly struggling to complete your daily tasks? Here’s why, and what to do about it.
You’re easily distracted
In order to successfully complete your work, you need to learn the art of focus. If you have an office, close your door when you’re working on an important project, or find a quiet space where you can work uninterrupted. When you stop working every time you receive a new text or e-mail alert, disconnect your phone and your e-mail. Create a time slot in your diary for checking e-mail and texts when your work is complete. This will empower you to prioritize your work effectively, instead of allowing the requests of others to distract you and dictate how you spend your time.
You’re a “multi-tasker”
Studies have proven that multi-taskers are least able to complete their projects effectively, as they are more prone to making mistakes. Instead of juggling several different projects, apply your focus to completing them one at a time.
You’re a procrastinator
You’ll find you’re a procrastinator when you find yourself with the sudden urge to check social media or catch up with a colleague in the face of a looming deadline. You often lack motivation and squander all of your available time until the absolute last-minute, when you manage to complete your work in a frantic rush. Habits like these could prevent you from leading a productive life. Instead of allowing yourself to become overwhelmed with a project, break it down into manageable steps and set a goal to complete one step each day until you’ve completed all of the phases to the best of your ability.
You don’t say “No”
Do you often feel take advantage of by your colleagues? Are you taking on their responsibilities? Is everyone else always picking your brain? Prioritizing the needs of others above your own could be the reason you’re not making any progress. Learn to set boundaries and to say “no” if you want to accomplish your goals.
WHICH ONE OF THE ABOVE IS REASON YOU’RE STRUGGLING TO GET YOUR WORK DONE? LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW.