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Bring small chunks of work with you wherever you go. Then, while waiting for a meeting to start or for a delayed flight to depart, you’ll be able to reply to an email or make a phone call. In other instances, you might have enough time to review materials for another meeting or project you're working on. If you’re prepared, you can also confirm appointments, draft responses or map out a project outline.

The year has barely begun, but you probably already feel like you’ve fallen behind in accomplishing what you need to accomplish this year. In many cases rampant layoffs have created enormous workloads for those who still have jobs. But regardless of the reasons for your burgeoning workload, knowing how to make more efficient use of your time is becoming a prized skill.

Jason Womack is a workplace performance expert, executive coach and author of the book, “Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More.” He has a lot of tips for overcoming overload and doing a better job of time management, and Don Tennant picked nine that he thought might be particularly useful to highlight here.

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