Tips on time managementCreated by:
We are all busy people. So here are a few tips.
Create a daily plan
Plan your day ahead. Do it in the morning or even better, the night before you sleep. The plan gives you a good overview of how the day will pan out. That way, you don’t get caught off guard. Your job for the day is to stick to the plan as best as possible.
Know your deadlines
When do you need to finish your tasks? Mark the deadlines out clearly in your calendar and organizer so you know when you need to finish them.
Use an organizer
The organizer helps you to be on top of everything in your life. It’s your central tool to organize information, to-do lists, projects, and other miscellaneous items.
Are you multi-tasking so much that you’re just not getting anything done? If so, focus on just one key task at one time. Close off all the applications you aren’t using. Close off the tabs in your browser that are taking away your attention. Focus solely on what you’re doing. You’ll be more efficient that way.
Since you can’t do everything, learn to prioritize the important and let go of the rest.
Eliminate your time wasters
What takes your time away your work? Facebook? Twitter? Email checking? Stop checking them so often. One thing you can do is make it hard to check them.
Peg a time limit to each task
Be clear that you need to finish a task by 10am, another task by 3pm, and the other item by 5:30pm. This prevents your work from dragging on and eating into time reserved for other activities.