For many, Labor Day means the last chance for a short getaway before the fall hustle and bustle really sets in. While you were enjoying time with family or friends soaking up the fading summer rays, the last thing you wanted to do over the long weekend was think about work. So getting back in the groove may take a little more effort than most weekends.
Here are our top tips to get you back to your most productive self.
Create a To-Do List that Focuses on Priorities
There is going to be much to do upon your return. Creating a to-do list that focuses on your top priorities first will help organize your thoughts and allow you to return prepared for productivity.
Don’t Try to Tackle Every Item All at Once
Sure, it’d be great to get caught up on day one of your return back to regular life. But trying to do that will just create more stress. Instead, choose one or two items on your to-do list to knock out every day.
Delegate or Outsource When Possible
No matter the reason, delegating and outsourcing tasks may not be common practice or something you’ve considered before. But by giving away non-essential tasks to a virtual assistant, you can focus on the items that only you can do or that you enjoy most. However, knowing which tasks to delegate can be tricky, especially if you are starting or growing your business.
Top Tasks to Outsource to a Virtual Assistant
- Keep tabs on bills and follow up with outstanding invoices
- Compile your next sales presentation
- Manage your email inbox and social media accounts
- Send thank you notes and holiday cards
- Make vendor or customer service calls
- Conduct travel research & book reservations
- Schedule meetings & manage appointment calendars
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