With all the digital business functions that are relied on by businesses today, it can be more than easy to find yourself distracted and possibly wasting time.
Here are some ways you can try to beat the time-wasting
Checking your email every 5 minutes is a familiar feeling for most business owners. It can be easy to look through your inbox multiple times a day. Checking your emails is important, but it’s important that unnecessary amounts of time isn’t spent on it. In order to reduce the amount of checking and time-wasting that you spend on your email inbox, action your emails when you check them.
For instance, check your emails in the morning, afternoon and evening. Every time you see a new email, respond (in three sentences or fewer, if possible), move it to a new folder for later or delete it. This will help you chunk through your emails and stop wasting time on it.
If you’re a techie person, it’s likely that you’ll employ a number of organisational apps to know where you’re going, who you’re seeing and when. These apps are great for doing just that and ensuring you don’t forget important appointments.
However, these apps are meant for time saving and should do just that. If you’re spending good chunks of time inputting all your appointments and notes into your smartphone, you might find that the app is actually counter-productive and sucking your time away. In order to not waste time, input the data you need to into these apps and then leave it. Getting carried away with organisation and putting too much information in can be counter-productive.
We’ve all done it. You’re on a relevant article, but there’s something on the sidebar that looks very interesting and intriguing. More often than not, we succumb to temptation and have a look. The time spent flicking through irrelevant links can be considerable. Don’t let yourself be sucked in by the links. Get what information and sources you need from the internet, and then leave.
It’s a dangerous road once you start flicking through irrelevant content! Ooh, have you seen that cat video…