Productivity and time management go hand in hand. If you’re feeling inefficient, STOP and give this quick four-step method a try.
- See your objectives clearly. If you don’t know where you’re going, how can you possibly know the best way to get there? Take a few minutes to identify your goal and the steps you must take to reach it.
- Target the issues you’re facing and the reasons behind what you’re doing. Analyze your current course of action to determine if it’s the most efficient and effective way to reach your goal.
- Organize your options. Ask yourself if there are any faster but equally effective ways you could be doing what you’re doing. Even seemingly small things can make a big impact on your efficiency.
- Plan your work — and work your plan. Start to put the things you uncovered in the previous steps into action. You might be surprised just how much more productive — and happy — you feel.