"Do less, achieve more": Since hearing this for the first time a couple of weeks ago, it's been ringing in my ears... How can this be good advice? After a week away you naturally consider your own fate on heading home and hitting the ground running again, and I wanted to approach things in a different way, this little gem has actually turned out to be a serious piece of advice and ultimately it has given me the perfect opportunity to try a new approach...
Let's see: Are you looking at a pile of work, a to-do list you don't know where to start on, or just running around in circles trying to keep up? Yes? You are not alone!
Some simple tips to help you try and step back from the mass and look at one thing at a time:
- Give yourself a daily goal. Stick to it.
- Break this down into small manageable tasks (if needed)
- Make sure to take a break!
- Allow yourself time to be sidetracked - set a few minutes every couple of hours for example to have a snoop on Facebook or use it constructively of course, like following us on Twitter?!
Try using this technique at home now, in the middle of your job search, calls, emails... and also, try taking it with you when you start that all important role.
If it works (or not) then write and tell us about it! Plus if you have any quotes or mottos of your own we'd love to hear from you!
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