How to complete unpleasant tasks in record time
Die Ablage stapelt sich seit Tagen, Sie müssen eine Excel-Tabelle anfertigen oder einen langen Bericht verfassen. So schaffen Sie zukünftig unangenehme Aufgaben schnell vom Tisch.
Putting off unpleasant tasks is not a sign of laziness. On the contrary. We often go out of our way to find other jobs to do when we should be writing a complicated report or doing the filing. We end up having to work late to finish projects on time.
These tips will help you get unpleasant tasks done on time.
1 Break one big task down into a number of smaller ones
For example, take the big pile of filing on your desk and divide it into five or six smaller piles. Tackle them one after another.
2 Set a time limit
Assign yourself a small-scale deadline and stick to it. The more time we have for a project, the more we need. Giving yourself only a little time will make you work faster.
3 Start with the easiest
Start with the easiest aspect of a difficult topic. You might be finding it hard to write the introduction to a report. Start with the main body and write the introduction last.
4 Eliminate distractions
Go offline so you don’t receive any emails. Close your office door to discourage people from calling in on you.
5 Reward yourself
When you’ve finished what you set out to do, reward yourself by doing something you really enjoy.