How to Easily Get More Done in Less Time

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How to Easily Get More Done in Less TimeDo you have a limited amount of time in which to work?

Maybe you want to speed up the work process because you’re not entirely thrilled at the tasks you have to complete.

No matter your reason, it’s worth being more productive when you have the ability to do so.

In this post, I offer four easy ways you can get more things done in less time.

Break up work tasks.

Had enough of reading that long report on your computer?

Why not shred a couple of inches worth of documents?

Tired of filing those invoices?

Read a quarterly review.

You can easily get more done by breaking up your work with different types of tasks.

Yes, you’ll still technically be working, but this way, you’ll be productive in the time you have.

Trim that to-do list.

If your to-do list is filled with nearly eighty items, you’ve got a problem. Your to-do list should only be a 3-5 bullet points. If your list is looking lengthy, it’s a good idea to give it a trim. Bonus points if you create a short to-do list of items to complete within a brief amount of time, say, within an hour or two.

Stop multitasking.

You’ll get more done if you focus on one thing at a time. Put your full attention and focus on what you’re doing. Eliminate distractions as necessary: shut your office door, temporarily switch off your smart phone, log out of social media, and so on.

Get started right away.

If you’re procrastinating on a project or assignment, you’re actually adding more time to your work, not to mention all the time you waste thinking about working. Take a deep breath, and begin your work as soon as possible. Even completing a small task is a start. Keep in mind, delaying work can lead to backed up and overtaxed workloads, and who wants that?

Create a template.

Having a template in place for a document, or any other task, can really speed up your work. Yes, it will take you a few minutes to create a template, but after that, all you have to do is refer to your template. Just imagine what you’d be able to do with your time if you had a couple of templates in your back pocket?

How about you? How do you get more done in less time? Which of these tips are you going to use the next time you’re short on time? Join the conversation and leave a comment below!

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Rashelle Isip is a New York City-based professional organizer and productivity consultant who helps people get organized so they can stress less, have more fun, and be happier at home. Her work has been featured in Good Housekeeping, Fast Company, Cosmopolitan, The Washington Post, Business Insider, and The Atlantic. Get access to her free guide, 10 Simple Ways to Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective, by clicking here.