Check your email and voicemail
If you have a blinking red light on your phone to indicate a voicemail, be sure to check it at the start of your day as you don’t know if it’s time sensitive. Though many of us are eager to hop on the computer, don’t neglect reviewing your phone messages. When starting your day, scan through your emails (see “You’ve Got Mail! Tips for Managing Work Email“) and voicemail. This will help prevent an unnecessary pileup throughout the day or those “didn’t you get my message” followups.
And don’t forget to quickly respond to urgent matters in the AM!