As a project manager and mentor to other PMs, I've had my fair share of heart-to-hearts regarding overwhelming workloads. In this digital age when we are all so connected, it can be difficult to find time to get away from the constant barrage of e-mails, meetings, and web conferences in order to get any real work done.
The good news is that it can be done, and it's not even terribly difficult. The most challenging part is simply finding the time to learn new time management skills - a cruel irony indeed.
But fear not, for I have compiled all of the most common advice that I have given over the past several years into one handy infographic. So take a deep breath, and begin by slowly incorporating a few pieces of advice into your daily routine. Then as you get the hang of it, just keep adding in a few tips and tricks to your workflow. You'll be amazed at how big of a difference a few small changes can make.
So the only question is what are you going to do with all your free time?
For those looking for a deeper dive, there are many great resources out there. Here are a few of my faves:
On prioritizing tasks: https://www.liquidplanner.com/blog/how-to-prioritize-work-when-everythings-1/