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Saving Time: Helpful Advice On Making The Most Of Your Time

Life gets busy with all of the conflicting demands on our time.

You may not know how to go about managing your time

You can gain control of your time.

With help from others in your position, you find that managing time isn’t quite so difficult.

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Get a timer.

If you have a difficult time focusing, this timer can be set for the time that you know you are able to effectively work.

If it is an hour you need for a task, work fifteen minutes and take a quick break.

Rinse and repeat and you will be more productive on the task.

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Pay Attention to Deadlines

If you find yourself always running late, pay more attention to deadlines.

When you see a deadline is coming, don’t let other priorities fail and get you behind on everything.

Yet, if you stay up to date with deadlines, then you never have to neglect one task to finish another at the last minute.

 

Begins Day with Schedule

Start each day by combing through your schedule for holes, and fill them.

You will be able to reach your goals when you know what you need to do.

Think over the day and make sure you have enough time.

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Leave Room for Distraction

When planning your day’s schedule, ensure that you are prepared for any distractions that might occur.

If you have tasks and appointments to do after each other without factoring in something like unexpected calls, your day could be thrown off.

By planning for interruptions, you can keep yourself on track.

 

No Multitasking

If it is hard for you to manage your time, try focusing more carefully on individual tasks.

Multitasking leaves you with too many loose ends.

You wind up confused and exhausted when you try to complete too many tasks at one time, and that results in poorer quality!

Take a minute to relax and breathe as you work on a single project through to its completion.

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Create To-do List

If it is hard for you to manage your time, creating a to-do list a day in advance can be very helpful.

Use a to-do to help you plan your future days.

This will allow you to remain stress-free.

 

Prioritize Your Tasks

Try ranking daily activities.

Your day can become consumed by unimportant activities.

Prioritizing tasks can help you manage your time and spend it doing the things that are important.

Write a list of what you need to get accomplished and do them in order of importance.

 

Analysis Your Time

To get a handle on your time you actually have to look at how you currently spend your time.

Make sure you are mindful about how you spend your time.

Don’t check voicemails or emails unless you have time.

When you fall to these interruptions, you won’t get your tasks done.

Begin each day by planning how you will spend your time.

Get something to write with and put down what things you want to do and the amount of time you will need to do each task.

By scheduling in advance, you can enjoy a more organized day.

When you’re focused on a task, ignore everything else.

Once you are interrupted, it is hard to get back on track.

Return texts, phone calls, and instant messages when you are done with the task at hand.

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Learn to Delegate

Take a good look at your daily schedule.

Can you eliminate any of the daily activities?

Is there anything that can be delegated?

Learning to delegate tasks is on the list of the most useful time management skills out there.

This will allow you to focus on other tasks.

 

Accomplish Important Tasks First

List and rank your tasks based on how important they are to complete.

Finish what’s on top first and then move down the list. Keep a copy handy so you don’t forget anything.

Making Notes by a Working Woman

Have a Dairy

A diary will help you with your time management skills.

Keep the diary for three or for days with tasks and time it took to complete them.

After this period, look over your diary and figure out what needs improving in terms of time spent.

 

Unimportant Tasks

Gauge the work required for each job that you have.

Don’t waste precious time on perfectly doing unimportant tasks.

Devoting time to unimportant tasks is a bad idea.

Save your time for the big jobs.

Always carry around a to-do list.

This can remind you of a lot as necessary.

Some tasks may be emotional or stressful.

This may end up in you not remembering what is next on your list.

Having this list with you can help you remain on task.

Put off rewarding yourself until after you have completed a task.

You may desire some fresh coffee, but if it puts a damper on your schedule, then save it for later.

Reward yourself on a regular basis once you start managing your time properly.

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Completion Date

When it comes to managing your time, deadlines can be very helpful.

When there is a specific completion date attached to an assignment, you often feel motivated to get it done by the time that time expires.

It may be helpful to assign deadlines to all your tasks.

Committing to a completion date will motivate you to be more productive.

If something comes up that will take you no less than a few minutes, get it done right away.

If it will take longer, schedule it for later.

If something comes up regularly, try to work it into your routine so that it doesn’t take up too much time in your normal schedule.

 

Conclusion

As seen in this article, managing time is necessary – especially if you’re very busy.

When you have the right tips and a strong positive attitude, you are going to own your time once again. Use these tips every 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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