This year, National Multi-tasking Day falls on the 24th May, so time management expert, Mike Gardner brings you top tips on make sure the nation is well equipped to seize the day.
To get through this year’s Multi Tasking Day, Gardner advises people to plan ahead, and focus on managing difficult tasks at your most productive time of day, and tackle the easier ones when you feel less energetic.
“Use the day as a springboard to knock long-term tasks off your list to free up time for summer. Embrace the day whilst you’re at your most productive, make the most of it and live life to the full.”
10 tops tips to seize the day include:
- Prioritise your work at the start of each day, making a to-do list is an effective way of tracking everything you have to do and monitoring when the job is complete
- Allocate a certain amount of time to complete each task
- Group together similar tasks which can be worked on at the same time
- Factor in ‘reactive time’ for unexpected tasks which crop up during the day
- Seize opportunities, if you’re waiting in a queue for example, check your email, make a quick phone call or think ahead to the next job on your list
- Minimalize distractions, social media, TV and magazines can be a distraction when trying to complete jobs at work and at home, try to avoid these when your to–do list is at capacity
- Plan ahead, make a note of all the big jobs and occasions coming up in forthcoming weeks
- Use technology to your advantage, set reminders for yourself and make hands free phone calls, so you can get other bits done as well
- If the to-do list is getting too long, don’t be afraid to ask for help.
- Take regular breaks and don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Have a realistic goal of what you can achieve in a day and don’t be disappointed if there are still a few jobs left on your list
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