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7 Tips to Get More Done at Work

Taking notes during a shoot with Dr. Manny Alvarez

Everyone has had one of those days – where you feel like you didn’t get anything accomplished at work.I’ve been there myself. You went to work, you talked to people, you wrote emails — but you didn’t really get anything finished.

Here’s a list of ways to rethink your workday so you’ll be more productive:

1. Make a list: You saw this one coming, didn’t you? I sound like a broken record because it works. Everyday before I leave work I make a list. Even if I’m dying to get out of there or I’m running late – I make time to make my list for the next day.

I look at my calendar and run through the following day in my head. I write out everything that I need to do – emails I need to write, phone calls I need to return, appointments I need to keep, shoots I need to go on, etc. I usually make two columns – one for work and one for personal stuff. Then the next day when I come in – I don’t even have to think about what needs to get done – I just follow my list and cross out tasks as I finish them. Read more

Top Productivity Blogs

I’ve written many many blogs about how to be more productive at work and at home. It’s so easy to get distracted but there are so many ways to keep your focus.  My favorite (as you know) is keeping a list.  There are also websites that will help you get more done and be more efficient. I was lucky enough to be named amongst the “Top 50 Productivity Blogs of 2011” by Evan Carmichael and his Entrepreneurial Blog.  Check it out — I’m number 15!

I went through the other blogs listed and here are some of my favorites that I think will help you:

  • http://officesupplygeek.com/ – I’m an office supply geek myself.  I love pencils, notebooks and any kind of list paper.  This blog gives news and reviews on fabulous office supplies.
  • http://www.lifehacker.com/ – For information on how to pick a computer to how to recreate coffeehouse coffee — Lifehacker has tips and tricks for getting things done.
  • http://zenhabits.net/ – I’m all about escaping from the daily chaos of life. This blog helps to clear the clutter and find simplicity in your life.
  • http://www.lifeoptimizer.org/– This is a real boost — with inspiration to live to your full potential.  It’s a great site when you need a little help achieving exactly what you’re meant to do!

Congrats to all my fellow bloggers.  Honored to be on the list with you!

 

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