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5. Designate a time to check email. How many times have you set your mind to a task only to find you've lost an entire hour because you made mistake of checking email? Email is by far biggest time waster, especially when weather is warm and everyone's preoccupied with frivolity. Don't give in to temptation! Instead, designate two or three hours of your day to checking and responding to emails as well as deleting old ones that take up space in your mailbox. And NO, that forward your Aunt Millie sent does not count as a work-related email!
6. Take it outside. Who says you have to sit in a dark room staring at monitor for 9 hours straight? If weather is balmy, why not enjoy it while at same time keeping busy! Print out your documents, grab a beach chair and choose a nice, quiet spot where you can work quietly and enjoy warm sunshine. Don't forget a paperweight of some kind in case wind picks up!
7. Do some spring cleaning. Sometimes, best way to rid your mind of clutter is to rid your workspace of clutter. Grab paper shredder, go through those old dusty files and clear away all that needless paperwork you'll never use again. Organize your office so that everything you need is within reach, such as paper clips, folders, pens, pads; and of course, your Springline stapler. Junk those useless computer files littering your computer desktop. Take a trip to Staples for a Rolodex and some stacking file holders. Once you're done reorganizing, you can finally get down to business!
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Dina Giolitto is a New-Jersey based Copywriting Consultant with nine years' industry experience. Her current focus is web content and web marketing for a multitude of products and services although the bulk of her experience lies in retail for big-name companies like Toys"R"Us. Visit http://www.wordfeeder.com for rates and samples.