Checking email constantly. Sure, you can answer that new email or message very quickly, but each time you do, you’re costing yourself the time it will take to refocus on what you were doing before. Stop this habit and set specific times for yourself to process emails each day.
Using tech all the time. Every day a new gadget or app promises you to make your life easier. Well, sometimes it’s just a waste of time to test these apps and gadgets. You can just use an old pen and paper.
Under-automation. If you do it again and again and again, you really don’t want to be starting from scratch each time. Invest the energy to make yourself templates (or techies, find more advanced solutions) to avoid this popular time suck.
Being too available. Don’t be too available, don’t be the friendliest lady in the office. Because that’s exactly when people will interrupt every few minutes. So if you have things to do, tell them!
Not capturing ideas. Having no way of capturing your ideas will definitely waste your time. Always write down if you have new ideas. Or find a way of capturing your ideas. You can bet you’re wasting time by not having a system to capture your moments of inspiration and locate them again when you need them.
Having the same fights over and over again. Sometimes you really, really need to just agree to disagree and move on Source ; womenonttop.com