One of our primary goals at Better Practice Management is to help you run your practice as efficiently as possible by providing articles, resources and educational opportunities.
However, we also sometimes offer advice and tips for efficiency in your personal life. We do belive they go hand in hand. How much can you accomplish at work if you are constantly stressed and distracted by everything you need to keep up with outside of the office?
Efficiency in your personal life starts with organization.
Here are some popular tips to help you:
Have a place for everything and put it there – this is one of the mainstays of being organised, and one that really works. Make a habit of putting things away right after you use them to maintain order and avoid clutter. And while we’re on the subject of clutter – get rid of it! Let go of things you don’t use or need. Spring-cleaning, anyone?
To-do Lists/Calendar – whether on paper, computer or mobile phone, lists help you keep track of your appointments, tasks, errands and shopping lists all in one spot. Prioritize items and make sure to include due dates. A couple of the most popular task managers are:
Remember the Milk is a popular to-do list that’s everywhere you are: from your phone, to the web, to your Google apps, and more. http://www.rememberthemilk.com/
Evernote lets your take notes, sync files across your devices, save webpages, capture inspiration, and share your ideas with friends and colleagues. http://evernote.com/evernote/
Delegate – sharing the workload gets things done quicker. Second family and friends to help with tasks and errands. Establish and nurture your support system. Trust members of your team to accomplish the job and remember to thank them.
Do you have organisational tips or advice to share? We’d love to hear from you. Send them to email@example.com.
Until next time, keep striving for efficiency in YOUR practice!