Having a work routine helps you define your achievements and leave the stresses of work behind at the end of the day. Once a week, plan a weekly schedule. Then spend the first 15 minutes of each working day thinking about what you wish to achieve. It helps to make a list, but don’t make it too long as this can be daunting and demotivating.
Don’t try to do too many things at once
Prioritize, and do the essential things first.
Try to tackle at least one thing on your list that you really do not like doing – you will have a great sense of achievement when the task is completed.
Leave a half-hour a day for the unexpected.
Delegate as many tasks as possible – don’t take on everything yourself.
If you can’t delegate, ask for help.
Learn to say “no” politely without feeling the need to justify yourself.
Get a good diary and use it.
Meetings should be to the point-always make it clear when they will end.
If you are delayed, call and inform the person you are meeting, if you have to break an appointment, try to give as much notice as possible.
Take time at the end of the day to review what you’ve done and to congratulate yourself on your achievements.