Making most of your time

Tips And Tricks On Making The Most Of Your Time

Time is money, especially in today’s busy world. If you do not know how to manage your time, you won’t have enough time for what is really important. If work consumes the majority of your time, your personal life is sure to suffer.

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Keep the deadlines that you set in mind at all times.

If deadlines always creep up on you, it has the potential to throw your whole day off. But if you make deliberate progress every day for tasks with a deadline, you’ll do better work and feel more relaxed.

Make an honest assessment of where your time is best spent.

Think over each task and how long it will take and then tell yourself what time that task should be done by. This will go a long way toward time management and improving your quality of life. If you find yourself with surprise pockets of free time, apply them towards enjoying yourself or catching up on anything you’re behind on.

Each day should start with a schedule.

Time ManagementIf you know what you need to do as your day begins, the chances are better that you’ll achieve your goals. Check the agenda carefully to make sure you aren’t overbooked.

Focus on specific tasks if time management is hard for you.

People who multitask end up lowering their quality of work. Trying to complete all your tasks at one time will simply exhaust you and leave you feeling like there’s not enough time to finish anything. Make sure to take breaks in between each task.

If you are having trouble with time management, step back, and look at how you are going about things. Are you able to focus? If not, why? To achieve wise time management, you must determine your present level of productivity.

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If you’re finding time management difficult, plan your days in advance. This can be through a future to-do list done at the end of a workday or a more in-depth plan of action. It will help you to stop worrying about it and start the new day ready to go.

Practice prioritization throughout each day.

If you’re not careful, you can spend the bulk of your time dealing with matters that aren’t ultimately important. Put strong effort into tasks that really need to get done. Consider keeping a list of every task you hope to get done, and then organize them by the level of importance.

Think about the way you use your time now.

Consider the wisest use of your time. Check your messages on a regular schedule – not every time one comes in. When you fall into these interruptions, you won’t get your tasks done.

First thing in the morning, think about what you need to accomplish for the day. Use some paper and a pen to determine what you are going to do, and how long you’ll do it. Having a schedule every day will allow you to use your time better.

Do not hesitate to shut the door to your office if necessary in order to get more work done. An open door tends to invite folks in to chat. Signal your need for privacy by closing your door. People realize that you need to concentrate in order to finish your tasks on time.

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Unless it is absolutely necessary for you to do so, don’t answer the phone, a text message, or instant message when you’re doing something else. It’s going to prove difficult to refocus on your initial task after the interruption concludes. Just let things go to voicemail, and return calls or take care of texts once you have a free moment.

Keep your focus on the task at hand.

Don’t get distracted with items that interrupt your tasks. People often hand you more tasks when you’re still not done with one and demand you to finish the new one first. Don’t enable this hijacking of your time. Finish your task before you take on more of them.

Time is not something that should be wasted.

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This is even more so when the time wasted eats into your ability to rest and relax. Proper time management is critical if you would like to live a great life. Use what you’ve just learned to get what you want out of life.

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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