Monday, February 23, 2009
Space Treat: Bundle Up!
Instead of sprinkling your day with various activities you need to accomplish, make better use of your time around the office and house by bundling like tasks into separate categories. That means gather up a bunch of phone calls and whip through them in one fell swoop. Then move on to the next bundle. (Do your phone call bundle first, that way if you have to leave a message you'll still be around to answer the return call while you're finishing up another bundle.)
Here's a list of activities that work great in bundles:
· computer entry
· researching a topic on the internet
· paper filing
· bill paying
· health insurance submission
· on-line banking
· a month of birthday card writing/buying/sending
· on-line shopping
By bundling your activities, it's easier to concentrate on that particular task. And you'll save time and energy by avoiding the drain caused by zig-zagging all over the place.