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5 Tips for Effective Time Management at the Office

Many people today find it challenging to manage their time properly.

When you squander your time, you may not leave enough hours in the day for the tasks that are important to you.

The important things in your life may get pushed to the side if you spend too much time on other projects.

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When it comes to managing your time wisely, calendars are a necessity!

You may prefer a printed calendar you can write on.

Electronic calendars are also very valuable to have.

No matter the method you choose, a calendar will help you organize your tasks and effectively manage your time.

If you seem to always be a step or two behind, pay more attention to deadlines.

If you procrastinate, your schedule will suffer.

By keeping on top of deadlines and appointment times, you will not have to leave important matters unattended to take care of things you have put off.

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#1. Wisely allocate your time.

Consider how much time you have for each task and set a time to complete them. This can help you focus and to limit wasted time.

If you end up with extra free time, spend it on yourself or doing other tasks you are behind on.

Organize your schedule effectively for better time management.

By beginning each day with a realistic set of tasks to accomplish, you stand a good chance of succeeding.

Be sure you haven’t penciled in too much.

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#2. If you’re finding it difficult to manage your time, concentrate on smaller tasks.

People don’t get things done on time when they multi-task.

Doing too many things at once leaves you flustered and exhausted, which means quality suffers! Breathe, relax and focus intently on one project until it’s done, then move on to the next.

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#3. Practice prioritization throughout the day.

Sometimes, meaningless tasks can get in the way of your day.

Making sure that you do the most important tasks early when you’re most energized allows you to easily get through each day.

List the task facing you on a particular day.

Give some thought to how important each one of them is, and start with the most vital ones first.

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#4. Learn to say no.

Someone who lacks the ability to say  “no” is more likely to experience undue stress.

Evaluate your schedule if you find that you are often overbooked.

Can you get someone else to do this task?

If there is, it might be a good idea to ask for some help from family and friends.


#5. Close the door to your office when you need to really buckle down and get work done.

When your door is wide open, people think they can ask questions and discuss their problems.

Simply shutting the door provides you with a bit of privacy.

People will be aware that you’re busy and you can get more done.

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It is not good to waste time. This rings true when looking for time off to relax.

Learn how to successfully manage time so that you can have a more stress-free life.

Follow the tips above to manage your time better and enjoy life a little more.

About the Author Amel

I'm a Digital Marketing Strategist passionate about SEO and Digital Analytics. I also teach Digital Marketing and offer customized private coaching to entrepreneurs and in-house marketers to help them take their revenue or skills to the next level. Follow me on Twitter where I offer advice and share high quality content on marketing, tech and productivity.

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