Sometimes our to-do list is so long that we may find ourselves wondering where to start. Time is often not really friendly to us, and it seems like we’re always behind and not completing the tasks quickly enough. The funny thing about completing tasks faster is that working HARDER does not serve you; it’s working INTELLIGENT that helps. It’s about organizing your work. It’s about urgency and deadlines. It’s about your time-management skills.
Below you can find 3 tips to take into account when wanting to complete the tasks faster.
When doing more things at once, you think that you’re completing more tasks simultaneously. Well, technically, we can’t say you don’t, but it’s the quality of the work done that often suffers.
Imagine your brain shifting the focus from one task to the other all the time. In some moments, your brain will mix something up, and you’ll be more likely to make small or more significant mistakes. And as a result, you’ll have to go back and check everything twice, so you’ll lose a lot of time.
Focus on the one task at a time, complete it thoroughly, and then move on to the next one. Schedule the hardest ones in the first period of your working day and the less complicated ones for the end of the workday.
You’ll undoubtedly complete more in a shorter time - you’ll be more satisfied with the quality of your work, and you’ll feel more efficient and not stuck in the middle of every task.
We asked people what kind of tasks they complete by noon, and the answers were: getting coffee, checking out the emails and doing some basic administrative work, follow-up with coworkers, and planning the day ahead. So on average, people don’t seem to work on the harder and more important tasks until noon. However, those exact people are the ones that often complain about the lack of time.
Before starting to work, imagine you have to go home/leave work at noon. So what would you do if you had time only till noon?
First things first, make a to-do list and start working. You’ll see that by noon, you’ll complete so many tasks that you’ll be way ahead of the average.
Take action and don’t fall into the trap of being an average worker.
Creating a sense of time urgency is crucial when completing the tasks.
Evaluate how much time you need to complete a specific task, then set a deadline and focus only on this task for the next period.
However, it is not just about setting the deadline. As self-evident as it may seem, sticking to the deadline is the most critical part. Make it a goal to complete each task before the time runs out. To do that, you have to be realistic about the time it takes to complete a certain task.
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Maja Andoljsek, BSc in Sports Science and Nutrition, has been researching nutrition, supplements, and coaching people for years. As a certified coach and nutritionist, she has helped hundreds of people improve their cognitive performance, physical performance, and overall health.