When you’re at your busiest, a short break can rejuvenate your mind and increase your productivity. These breaks will help you regain your sanity and reflect on your recent actions so you can be sure they’re in line with your goals.
Taking into consideration your current efforts, actions and behaviours, where would you expect to be in five years? This is different from asking where you would like to be.
Two skills are important for managing your workload effectively: understanding the difference between nonessential tasks and critical tasks, and knowing how to prioritise your tasks in terms of importance and urgency.
If tidying up seems a large and daunting task, start small by tackling the current clutter a room at a time. Prevent future build-up by using the mantra “Don’t put it down, put it away”.