Photo: Freeimages.com/Marsy Stay organised by using a notebook If you want to improve your organisation skills, keeping track of your tasks and progress in a paper note book is still one of the best ways to organise your thoughts and any actions you pick up throughout the day. I carry one to every meeting at work and have one at home to jot things down when they pop in my head. It is useful to keep a shopping list open in the notebook and add things to it as I realise the jam has just run out in the fridge.
Photo: FreeImages.com/Gavin Wood In the previous post we explored how writing a to do list can help organise your workload. In this article we will look at how to manage your workload so that it doesn’t seem insurmountable. What happens if you have written your To Do list and it’s too long? Perhaps you can’t fit all the tasks into the allocated time. How do we prevent this becoming a common occurrence? How do we cope if our job is consistently taking us more than the normal eight-hour work day to complete? The post focusses on time management at work,
Time management is a key skill for maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Lack of planning and rushing headlong into a large number of tasks is a sure-fire way to increase levels of stress. It is all too easy to believe that you don’t have “extra” time to spend planning if you are already overstretched. The fact is, however, a few minutes spent at the start of each day or week planning the best way to organise your time either in the home or the work place can have many positive effects. Not only does it help you use time more efficiently,