“The phone rings, my list of unread email grows, someone is standing at my desk, and I’m trying to finish the report due by 10:00. Of course I want to manage my time, but look at my day! I have so much going on between organizing my schedule, dealing with interruptions, putting out fires…there is…
Lay the groundwork. Organize your workspace, especially your desk. Clutter breeds confusion, so get rid of objects (supplies, stacks of paper, toys, etc.). These things seem harmless, but they register in your peripheral vision and compete for your attention. Clarify instructions and standards so you don’t waste time with trial and error.
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