I try to be a very efficient person. I keep notes and stay fairly organized and really try to finish one task before starting another. This is sometimes difficult for my position where my day is often filled with interruptions. When an emergency or something urgent arises of course I stop what I am doing and deal with it immediately. Then I go back to what I was working on before I stopped. I keep notes so I can easily pick up where I left off. I also use a program on my computer that just runs in the background called Rescue Time. The CEO of a marketing company we work with used it. It keeps track of the time you spend on computer based activities. I can review this and put items in many different categories all sorted by efficiency. I came across the following info graphic which is a visual representation of 15 time wasters successful people avoid. Although planning is number 5 on the list I am a planner and I think by planning ahead it helps me to stick to the schedule that I have developed in advance. I suffer from number 4 too - I can't waste time waiting for others to do something. I just do it so I can move on to the next task. Are you guilty of any of these? Which is the hardest for you?