You may have heard the term to “Work smarter, not harder” before. Like me you probably had no idea what that meant. Don’t worry this listicle will help you understand how to work smarter not just harder:
1. Plan out your day
The night before make a to-do list of all the work you need to finish or do, review it and prioritize how much long you need to finish your work.
2. Use shortcuts
If a lot of your work requires writing reports or typing things out learn to use shortcuts to speed up the process. It’s the small things that make the biggest differences.
Learn to say no to non essential things and don’t waste your time perfecting everything.
4. Take breaks
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, it’ll also mentally exhaust Jack. So take well deserved breaks! Everyone needs to rest and refresh themselves to work again.
5. Be flexible
You need to be able to changing you schedule at a whim, anything could happen at any moment and you need to be prepared. Being flexible helps when things don’t go according to plan.
6. Close the tabs you don’t need
If you have a bad habit of opening a hundred tabs, you need to stop. All those tabs do not need to be open. Close them!
7. Use a Kanban board
They’re helpful and will make things more organized for you.
8. Call people
Do not rely on e-mails and text messages to help you get things done. Sometimes a single phone call will help speed things up.
9. Write a crappy draft
It doesn’t have to be perfect and it can be a starting point for you.
You don’t have to do all the work by yourself. Get help from others. Tell them to do it.