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10 Common Online Tasks That Everyone Should Automate. "Time management" is a popular term we seem to be increasingly interested in figuring out these days.

10 Common Online Tasks That Everyone Should Automate

Despite the thousands of articles, books, videos and even full-blown courses you could use to learn more about how to master time management in your own life, what it all really comes down to is prioritization, concentration (on one thing at a time), delegation and automation. Automation is what we're going to focus on right now, because when it comes to accomplishing anything at all via the internet, putting the right tasks on autopilot can be a huge time saver. In a study that looked at productivity among office workers, researchers found that it took the average worker about 25 minutes to return to a task after being interrupted. In other words, you can expect that one little buzz from your phone or ding from your desktop email client is all you need to put your brain in a distracted state of multitasking chaos.

Let's face it -- internet task automation just makes life simpler. How to Configure Your iPhone to Work for You, Not Against You. Work from home productivity hacks. If you’re new to remote working, you might be finding it’s harder than you thought it would be.

Work from home productivity hacks

Offices force us to adhere to schedules – start and finish times, meetings that must be attended, colleagues and managers watching what you’re up to. Left to your own devices, you may find a drop in productivity. Here are 11 simple tips to help limit distractions and get more done while working from home: TIP 1 – Create a routine and stick to it: Maintaining a regular routine of waking up, working, leisure time, exercise, going to bed etc. is even more important when working from home.

Establish your working hours and stick to them as much as possible. TIP 2 – Pretend you’re going to work: The mental association we have with working and our place of work can drive productivity. TIP 3 – Choose a dedicated workspace: This doesn’t have to be a dedicated office, but it should be an area that mentally prepares you for work.

TIP 6 – Put your phone away: If it’s important they’ll leave a message. 8 Secrets of Highly Productive Remote Workers. Increased remote work has challenged our productivity in new ways.

8 Secrets of Highly Productive Remote Workers

Use these pro tips to rise above. We all know at least one of them … That employee who always has a neat desk and signs off by 4 p.m. every day, but still manages to get everything done and then some, exceeding goals and garnering positive reviews every quarter. Are they from another planet? Manipulate Time With These Powerful 20 Time Management Tips. We all have 24-hours in a day.

Manipulate Time With These Powerful 20 Time Management Tips

But, why does it seem that some people are able to get the most out of every minute of the day? Believe it or not, they don’t have the power to slow down time. They do, however, know how to properly manage their time. Want to know how you can become a master of time management as well? Start by using these 20 super-powerful time management tips. 1. Time Management Is About More Than Life Hacks. Executive Summary There is certainly no shortage of advice — books and blogs, hacks and apps — all created to boost time management with a bevy of ready-to-apply tools.

Time Management Is About More Than Life Hacks

Yet, the frustrating reality for individuals trying to improve their time management is that tools alone won’t work. You have to develop your time management skills in three key areas: awareness, arrangement, and adaptation. The author offers evidence-based tactics to improve in all three areas. Project creep, slipping deadlines, and a to-do list that seems to get longer each day — these experiences are all too common in both life and work. So how do we become better time managers? Fortunately, there is a wealth of research that delves into the skills that undergird time management. Awareness: thinking realistically about your time by understanding it is a limited resource.

Measuring Time Management Skills The evidence revealed several compelling findings. Use Your Calendar To Record What Actually Happened. I spent four years working as an executive assistant, and one of my responsibilities was to make sure my boss’s calendar was 100 per cent accurate.

Use Your Calendar To Record What Actually Happened

This meant ensuring that new meetings, deadlines and tasks were added to the calendar as they were scheduled. It also meant ensuring that any meetings or action items that didn’t happen were either rescheduled or removed from the calendar. By not only adding calendar items but also editing and deleting them — that is, keeping a true record of everything that actually took place — I was able to craft a trustworthy document that could be used as a reference in the future. If you use your calendar the way most of us use our calendars, you probably add a bunch of meetings and to-dos (or let your email client add them for you) and then just, like, leave them there. It also means that the meetings, events and tasks you did attend/complete might not be on your calendar. Getting Things Done, Ten Years In.

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