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By permitting incoming emails and phone calls to dictate how your day is spent, the majority of your time will be taken up by putting out fires, but that may be all you get accomplished. Have a set time for responding to emails, but don’t let them determine what your day is going to look like. Picture it as having a plan of attack at the start of each day, and then do your best to stick to it.
Make an effort to incorporate the “two-minute rule” to make the most of small windows of time that you have at work. If you see a task or action that you know can be done in two minutes or less, do it immediately. Completing the task right away actually takes less time than having to get back to it later.
Some of the harshest comments that we get usually come from ourselves, via the “voice of the inner critic.” If you struggle with low self-confidence, there is a possibility that your inner critic has become overactive and inaccurate. Find opportunities to congratulate, compliment and reward yourself, even for the smallest successes.
There’s no point following all the other tips if you can barely keep your eyes open during your work day, Get into bed on time and use less devices that keep your eyes wired and mess with your sleeping pattern.