Set time limits on your tasks

Remember way back in the day, when we had the luxury of time for making long-term plans that moved along at a nice and easy pace and all of our work got done by the end of the day?

Yeah, me neither.

Speed and flexibility are today’s buzzwords and limiting how long we spend on any given task is a large part of this.

Putting a limit on how long you’re willing to spend on a task means you’ll probably make the best use of that time.

A time limit also makes the task more structured and less frustrating and difficult because you’re able to see the end in sight, as opposed to getting lost in a time vortex and wondering where on earth your day went.

Additionally, when your task time is limited you force yourself to exert more energy over less time to get ‘er done, which will make you more productive.


Use this strategy on your email too – a time limit will compel you to decide and delete quicker if you know you have a limited amount of time to work on it.

Set time limits. Get more done.

About Georgina Forrest

Georgina Forrest is a Productivity Coach & Organizing Specialist at Smartworks! Enterprises Inc. in Red Deer, Alberta. Her credentials include Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®), Organizer Coach, and membership with Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) where she has attained Gold Leaf status – a designation acknowledging her as an experienced professional organizer. Her specialties are geared toward increasing productivity, streamlining administration and decreasing stress in the workplace. She will teach you how to manage your time, space and information so you can be more effective and efficient at work. Additionally she offers training programs, productivity coaching and time management-related presentations.