5 Ways to Get More Things Done At Work

LIFESTYLE  |  September 23, 2017
  • Do one thing uninterrupted
    1 / 5 Do one thing uninterrupted

    If you’ve got a task that needs completing but you tend to get distracted easily, stay away from social media sites like Facebook and Instagram and don’t even think about turning WhatsApp web on for the duration required to get the job done. Once you’ve completed what needs to be done though, reward yourself with a short 10-minute break.

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  • Limit your time on social media
    2 / 5 Limit your time on social media

    Once again, social media can easily rob us of our precious time so instead of taking the time to check your phone so often at work, use the time to do something productive instead.

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  • Don’t be a slave to your inbox
    3 / 5 Don’t be a slave to your inbox

    Make it a point to clear your inbox every once in a while and keep things neat but don’t be a slave to it. Check your emails once every 30 to 45 minutes and respond to emails that require your attention. Delete everything else that doesn’t deserve space in your inbox.

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  • Work in 30-minute intervals
    4 / 5 Work in 30-minute intervals

    Whether it’s meetings or tasks, try to complete everything you need to do within 30 minutes. This way, you’re able to visualise how your day is going to look like and how much time you have left.

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  • Keep interaction with colleagues to a minimum
    5 / 5 Keep interaction with colleagues to a minimum

    We’re not saying that you need to be anti-social but keeping interactions to a minimum will ensure that you get most of your job done on time and you’ll be out the door once office hours are over.

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    A version of this story first appeared in The Singapore Women’s Weekly. The go-to, trusted magazine for the latest news and information in areas that matter most to the professional working woman, The Singapore Women’s Weekly is now available in both print and digital formats. Visit www.WomensWeekly.com.sg for more.

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