Keeping New Year's resolutions can be tough! If you're still sticking to them - more power to you! If not, we've got some tips to keep you motivated and working towards those goals. We have tips for getting organized and how to be more efficient. Either way, we have a fun survey to not only help remind you of your goals (or brag that you are achieving them) but you'll be able to see the results next month to see how you're doing in comparison to others! For those of you who are struggling, you might discover you are doing better than you thought.
Clean your workspace: It may not come as a surprise but if you work in a cluttered environment, you may feel overwhelmed. Just looking around your office may make you feel like you will never get through it all! Our advice? Take it in steps. Schedule a daily reminder to spend 15 to 30 minutes per day to file, clean and reorganize. Do this for one week and then re-assess the situation.
File Your Emails: Everyone receives a lot of email but how are you managing them? Many email programs allow you to create folders so you can file an email like you would a piece of paper. Only file emails that don't require an action or you have already responded to and completed the task. This will leave you with only 'active items' in your inbox and you will immediately know what you need to respond to.
Make a Daily To-Do List: Many people have an overwhelming to-do list that can make someone panic just at the mere sight of it. At the end of the day, take 5 minutes to write down the top 5 things you need to do the next day on a sticky note and either stick it to your monitor or briefcase. Write those goals in order or importance so you get the most important tasks completed first. Stay focused and stick to your list. Cross items off as you complete them. This may make you feel lighter and more positive about tackling your next task. If a task is too big, break it into smaller tasks so you feel like you have accomplished something. If you finish all 5 things, write down your next 5 tasks and stick to them.
These are just a few suggestions and we're sure you can come up with more! Feel free to share them on CorpNote's Facebook page.
Master Your Keyboard Shortcuts
The most common everyday computer tasks regularly require the following commands: Select, Copy, Cut, Paste and Undo. Most people know the 'right-click' method of performing these tasks, but there is a much quicker way! Yes, the answer is keyboard shortcuts. Here is a quick list. Give it a try and see if it saves you some time.
|Select All||Ctrl + A|
|Copy||Ctrl + C||Something needs to be selected before you copy.|
|Cut||Ctrl + X|
|Paste||Ctrl + V||First place your cursor where you want to paste.|
|Undo||Ctrl + Z||Based on the software, undo will either toggle between undo or redo or it will give you multiple steps of undo.|
|Redo||Ctrl + Y||Only works when there are multiple levels of undo.|
All of the above keyboard shortcuts work when composing a CorpNote eCard.
Don't Let Email Rule Your Life
One of the biggest office distraction is email. Many people leave their email notifications on and no matter what they are doing, they will get a pop up that an email is waiting for them. If you are doing a task that requires your undivided attention, turn off email notices so you will not be interrupted. If you need a break from your task, stop after an allotted period of time to check and respond to email and then go back to your task.
Use CorpNote Online Invitations and Online Registration to Organize Events
Mailing invitations and manually recording responses can suck up a significant amount of time. CorpNote enables you to easily create advertising free invitations for any type of event. Online EZ-RSVP gives your guests an online easy and immediate way to respond. Then CorpNote does the work for you by managing all your responses and displaying them on a single screen. You can even save guest lists as Excel files to print name badges and more. Click here to learn more about online invitations.
Keeping a resolution can be tough. There are so many distractions! So, what if you didn't stick to your goal or you went over your time limit? Don't give up. Start over again! There's no reason you can't make a new New Year's resolution any time of year.
Here are some tips to help you stay on task.
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