10 ways to get more done with less effort

Unless you can cross off every item on your to-do list every day, this article is for you.

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How often have you heard: “There are not enough hours in the day,” “I have no time to work out” or “I don’t have enough time for social media”?

We all have a lot on our plates. The question is: How does one find more time in the day? Here are 10 time-management tips you may be overlooking:

1. Ask smart questions about your email inbox.

Let’s face the facts: We spend a lot of time in our email inboxes.

Do you ask the right questions when it comes to email? Take a look at these:

Be aggressive when it comes to your inbox. Will you really need this email six months or a year from now? If not, delete it. You may also want to read the 4 steps to inbox zero.

2. Keep your emails short and sweet.

Don’t send one-word emails, but get to the point fast. As they say in journalism, don’t bury the lead. For example, change the email subject line when an email changes topics.

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