7 Time-Saving Tricks for the Overworked


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Despite the global quest for work-life balance, many people still regularly work over the weekend and don't use all of their vacation days. This in turn causes them to be overwhelmed, overworked and laboring in overtime... So if you dream about a 25th hour in the day to be fully productive and dedicate some time for yourself, we've got something for you! Since having an extra hour in the day is still impossible, we decided to give you some tips on how to work on things smarter. Here's a neat presentation with tips for saving heaps of time for leisure!

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7 Time-Saving Tricks for the Overworked

  1. 1. Reclaim your weekends!
  2. 2. Do you recognize yourself in this profile? 35% of US employees regularly work over the weekend and 43% don’t use all of their vacation days
  3. 3. If so, exclusively for you Wrike developed
  4. 4. 1 2 min. - if a task takes less time than this, don’t put a ‘sometime later’ label on it.
  5. 5. Fight off distractions:2 filter the unimportant things 55 min. – what a US worker spends on Facebook daily. Save the fun for your free time!
  6. 6. Prioritize:3 what’s the most important among the important things? 80% of the average workday is spent on non-crucial things. Adjust your focus to reap the rewards.
  7. 7. Set feasible4 deadlifelines for tasks 2x longer than planned - that’s how much time a task often takes to be completed. Consider that in your schedule.
  8. 8. Cultivate tunnel vision:5 focus on one thing at a time Every 8 min., an average person gets an interruption. Don’t let this knock you off course!
  9. 9. Don’t be greedy with your6 workload: delegate tasks 100 min. – this is how much you’d save weekly if you delegate a 20-min. recurring daily task.
  10. 10. Get organized: keep all plans7 in a system, not in your head 30% of workers don’t use any “to do” lists. Do you?
  11. 11. Reward yourself Keep your eyes on the prize, enjoy all the time you save with your friends and family!Sources:Facebook Created by:Examiner.com Publications:Numbers are life • Dr. Donald E. Wetmore – Time Wrike - fast, easy andReuters/Ipsos Management Facts and Figures enjoyable app for improvingUS Bureau of Labor Statistics • David Allen – Getting Things Done your team’s productivity