By Tarryn Hodgson –
As we head into the final quarter of the year, things can easily start to feel overwhelming, but this doesn’t need to be the case. Here are six tips for getting organised and ending the year strong.
Use the 4 D’s to help you do this.
DELETE IT: Generally you can delete about half the emails you receive. Do you need the info? If not, hit that delete button.
DO IT: If it can be replied to or actioned in under two minutes then do it immediately.
DELEGATE IT: If you can’t delete it or do it in two minutes or less, can you forward the email to an appropriate team member who can take care of this task?
DEFER IT: Stick it on your to-do list with a deadline.
It is easier, but lazier to do it yourself. Delegate thoughtfully and thoroughly with clear communication about expectations.
Tell people you’ll look into it before just saying yes. It’s easy to over-extend ourselves especially in a high paced church context like City. When you do say yes or have already said yes, make sure you kill it! In other words, under-promise and over-deliver.
We all have the exact same 24 hours in a day, and we have to use that time to manage our energy. Time management only allows you to be present physically but energy management allows you to be present emotionally and mentally.
Picture by Holly Perrett