Friday, August 7, 2015

10 tasks you can do while you're on the phone

I thought I'd switch it up a bit this week and record an audio for you to listen to instead of my regular blog posts or videos - handy if you're too busy to sit down and read or watch :)

Which fits perfectly with my topic this week - I'm talking time management and how to get more done while you're on the phone.

You might be having an hour long chat with a friend and feeling a bit guilty for not getting some stuff done around the house.

Or you might be on hold for 20 mins with a call centre and be getting pretty bored by now..

Whatever the reason, if you're looking to be a little more productive with your phone time (and hopefully free yourself up a bit later on), today I'm sharing my top 10 things to do while I'm on the phone - hope it helps you too!

Just click on the play button below to listen:

If you don't have time to listen, here's the 10 in a quick list:
  • Wipe down counters and table tops
  • Pick up stray items and put them where they belong
  • Fold clothes and put them away
  • Get out ingredients for any cooking or baking you're planning when you hang up
  • Declutter a drawer or shelf
  • Give yourself a manicure
  • Clean out your wallet
  • Make your bed
  • Clear out your fridge
  • Wipe down your computer monitor and keyboard

Bonus: Save these extra 3 for when you’re on hold for ages (you’ll need to focus a bit more):

  • Update your calendar
  • Plan out your meals for the week ahead (give away print)
  • Clear out your computer desktop: organise those pictures and files!

Now it's your turn!

Pick 1 of the 10 and see how productive you can be next time you're on the phone :)

Do you have a favourite job to do while you're chatting or on hold?

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1 comment:

  1. Nice list of tasks. I have to go through this a lot many times as most of my work is done on phone. It gets especially irritating when I am at home and have work to do, and the phone rings. Juggling household chores and work is a tough task. I mostly use my handheld dyson cinetic vacuum cleaner and start clearing up the house while talking on the phone. Now, this list will help me have better ideas too. Thanks for sharing this.