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Better Handle Your Time With These Tips

Everyone could improve their time management skills.

With everyone’s busy schedule, some days don’t seem to have enough hours to get everything completed.

By planning your time and managing it, you can have time to do what you need to do.

In this article, you will be introduced to numerous strategies which will help you in time management.

Work A Day in Advance

One great time management idea you should try is to work a day in advance.

If you can, spend time planning out your schedule for the day after.

Creating a list of tomorrow’s tasks is a great way to finish your current workday.

You won’t have to waste any time the next day with a reminder list.

 

Use Calendar to Manage Time

Time management starts with a calendar.

Some people like printed calendars that they can scribble on.

Some people prefer the calendar on their computer or telephone.

Either way will give you greater control over your time.

 

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If you are finding it difficult to manage your time well, take an objective look at your current methods.

If you think that there is a problem with you following through with tasks and concentrating, look at the reasons why this is happening.

This will help you to maximize your efficiency.

 

To-do List for Time Management

Work on your to-do list the day before.

Pre-planning can reduce your stress and help you feel more organized.

Doing this helps you relax so that you are raring to go the following day.

If time management is causing you concern, take a close look at how it is being used.

Are you using it wisely?

Avoid distractions like emails or Facebook.

In this way, you can avoid being distracted by them throughout the day.

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No Disturbance

If you need quality time to do your work, do not hesitate to close the door to your office.

If you keep your door open, you are letting other people think that they can interrupt you with their questions or problems.

Closing the door provides you with the privacy you need.

People will know that you don’t want to be disturbed, and they will be more likely to leave you alone.

 

Be sure to view your schedule.

Are any of the activities on there keeping you from completely daily tasks?

Can you delegate any specific tasks to others in order to free up your hours?

 

Learn Delegation

An important skill to learn in time management is delegation.

This will allow you to focus on other tasks.

Be mindful of the fact that you can’t do it all.

Actually, it is very hard to accomplish everything.

Most of the things you spend your time on accomplish nothing.

Do what you can, but set realistic expectations.

 

Always tackle hard tasks early.

Clear the most difficult and time-consuming tasks earlier in the day.

This allows you to make your way to boring tasks later in the day.

Once you put the stressful stuff behind you, the rest of your day is cake.

Start by creating a to-do list for today and then put the items in order of priority.

As you finish each task, move on to the next one.

If you fail to remember what you need to do, always keep a written list close by.

By determining how much effort you will need to put into a task, you can plan your time more wisely.

Do not waste all your time doing a task that is unimportant.

Pay attention to the clock and allot tasks only a specific amount of time.

Get unimportant jobs acceptably finished and then move on.

If you put more time and energy into the tasks that require much effort, you will be better off in the end.

 

Carry a to-do list in your pocket.

This can help you when you forget something.

Some of the things you’re doing might feel overly stressful.

This can cause you to forget what you need to do next.

Having a list with you can help you remember to stay on task.

 

Set priorities and stick to them.

When you attempt to accomplish too many things at the same time, your quality of work will suffer.

This can cause you to lose quality in the tasks that you do.

By attending to just one task, you can get better results.

 

Section off your “to-do” list into four quarters.

The vertical columns should be labeled not important and important.

For the horizontal rows, use the labels “Urgent” and “Less Urgent.”

If a task is unimportant and/or not urgent, you should not squander a great deal of time on it.

Five or ten percent of the allotted time is ample.

The quadrant for urgent and important should get the biggest portion of your time.

Always remember to block out at least a little time each day for tasks that are important but not yet fully urgent, otherwise, they are going to become harder to handle the day they become urgent.

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Try using the Pomodoro method.

Quite simply, you work for twenty-five minutes and rest for five.

This will reduce the fatigue that you get each day.

You’ll also be able to work optimally which will allow you to get work done so life can be moved on with.

You can complete anything once you figure out how to manage time.

Using the tips written above, you can stay better organized and finish projects by their deadlines.

It will take some effort and concentration on your part.

Use what you have been taught, and you will soon accomplish more each day.

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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