Time Saving Strategies Posted on July 26, 2011 - 12:51 am by Sliver and Young Trying to juggle too many things at once? Never seem to get any task finished? Multitasking might be the problem. Try timing yourself as you write the numbers 1-26 and letters a-z down, but write one number then one letter – 1 a 2 b 3 c… Once that is done, time yourself writing the numbers 1–26 and letters a-z. How much faster were you when you focused on one task at a time? When running a business it is hard to avoid interruptions but try these easy ideas: Turn off your email message notification and instead check your emails once an hour. Set aside time each day to return calls. That could be 30 minutes before lunch and another 30 minutes inthe afternoon. Take breaks – get out of the office at least twice a day – go for a walk to clear your head. It may take five minutes. The break will de-stress you and make you more focused. Eat lunch away from your desk. Use your lunch break as an opportunity to interact with staff in the lunch room. Close your office door and ask for no interruptions if you are working on a difficult task Try to handle each piece of paper only once. Taking these suggestions will save you time and help bring order to your day.