Who doesn’t want to get more things done in a day?
If you are finding yourself having trouble getting focused and would like your day to be more productive, the following time management tips can help.
These time management tips are simple, yet very effective. So, if possible, be sure to implement all of these tips. Video included at the end of this post!
1. Write Out a Daily To-Do List – Some tasks can be completed throughout the week. Other tasks need to get done that day. So, the night before or the first thing in the morning, try writing out a to-do list of tasks that need to be completed for the day.
Place 2-3 of your most important tasks at the top of your list and make them a priority to complete. Once a task has been accomplished, cross if off your list and move onto the next task for greater productivity.
2. Schedule a Time to Complete a Task – If you act as if you have all the time in the world to get something done, you will take all the time in the world. However, if you have only 30 minutes, then you will feel compelled to complete a task in 30 minutes.
For best results, allot a specific time to complete a task and set a timer. However, don’t be afraid to give yourself buffer in between tasks, say 15-20 minutes, if you need it in order to finish the items on your to-do list.
3. Block Off All Distractions – Facebook, Instagram, kids, pets, co-workers who gossip for instance, are examples of distractions. Recognize what distracts you the most during the day and remove yourself from the distractions or remove the distractions.
Therefore, close the extra web browsers on your computer, send the kids to play outside, turn off social media alerts on your phone, or walk past the break room at work. Make it a point to block off all distractions and focus on what you need to get done.
4. Learn To Say “No” – You can’t do and say “yes” to everything, so don’t overwhelm yourself with extra tasks or get preoccupied by distractions.
Learn to politely say “no” to workload that’s not on your list, especially if it’s not your responsibility, and say “no” to social invites that interrupt your workflow.
5. Stop Multi-Tasking – It feels like we can do everything if we just multi-task; especially the small tasks on our to-do list. However, at the end of the day, our brain is wired to only focus on one thing at a time. Consequently, stop multi-tasking and concentrate on just the one task at hand.
You will be much more productive when you stop multi-tasking because switching from one thing to the next will only cause you to be less focused, less productive, and less efficient.
Just do one thing at a time and take life one day at a time.
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