And it’s not just blogs that waste time in your life. A colleague was good enough to pass on the handbook from a ‘more effective time management’ course he was on (and swears by). It was given by Priority Management , on Getting Smart with Outlook , but it’s applicable to whatever email client that you use.
Notes from the Handbook are here on the KnowledgeBase.
Before you yawn and click elsewhere , consider the remainder of your life as 1 page per day diary – no matter how long you have left , you have a finite amount of blank pages left. It’s up to you how you use them. The headlines are:
- Get yourself organised *before* you read your emails in the morning. This way you are working to your agenda, not somebody elses.
- Only check your email 4 times a day – constant interuptions means that a task can take up to 4 times longer to complete (as your brain needs time to focus back on the task each time).
- When you get an Email , do one of the 4 D’s
- Do it now
- Decide When to do it
- Delegate – give it to somebody else
- Dump (ie Delete it)