Hey, are you trying your best to get everything done but feeling like 24 hours in a day isn’t enough? The struggle is real. I know the only way to stop running on fuels is to start treating time a bit differently. Find out how to juggle your commitments with ease right now. Let’s count it down from number 12.
12. Start your day right
The way you start your day is extremely important for your productivity. No, I’m not going to tell you that you must get down to business first thing in the morning. The first hour after waking up must be dedicated to something that can boost your energy and fill you with positive emotions. It might be physical exercises that help your body wake up completely or a meditation session that calms you before dealing with the challenges of a new day. Don’t forget to have a great breakfast. Now you’re ready to conquer the world.
11. Work on your most important tasks first.
Supposedly, Mark Twain once said if it’s your job to eat a frog it’s best to do it first thing in the morning and if it’s your job to eat two frogs it’s best to eat the biggest one first. Get the point.? If you’re working day starts with checking your emails or doing small tasks that are not urgent, you’re doing it the wrong way. Tackle your biggest task in the morning because this is when your brain works best knowing that the hardest part of your work is finished will make you feel less stressed and more inspired to keep going.
10. Break down your goals.
Do you have a big project that scares you because you don’t know where to start.? Trying to achieve your goal might lead to frustration and procrastination if you don’t divide it into manageable chunks and this can be done in the shortest span of time. When you know exactly what you must do and when it gives you more confidence. Moreover, you won’t hesitate to take the first step. So, plan not only the results you want but also the road that will lead you to them.
9. Group related tasks.
Switching from one task to another demands time to adjust to a new activity that requires a different type of thinking. Therefore, it makes sense to do similar tasks together rather than having to read oriented. More often for example if you have to create two presentations and make a few calls it’s better to finish one type of work and then move on to the next.
8. Set time limits for each task.
Try not to start a task with a thought I’ll finish when I’m done. Trust me, knowing that you have all the time in the world will just lead to procrastination. Estimate first how much time you’ll need to finish something and don’t exceed it. This will push you to focus and be more efficient even if you end up having to go back and add a bit later.
7. Catch up on time.
If you feel overwhelmed by your responsibilities discover where you can get more time stuck in a traffic jam or waiting for a doctor’s appointment. Thanks to modern technology it’s easy to do almost any kind of work without being present at the office. Get down to a small task like answering messages calling a client and so on or why not listen to an audio-book that will level up your professional skills while taking a bath.
6. Stay motivated.
The easiest way to get things done faster is to be motivated. If you do something that you’re passionate about you’re set up for success. of course you can’t do only the things you like but you can change your attitude toward them by realizing how every step takes you closer to your goals.
5. Learn to say no.
Managing your time isn’t only about being productive. It’s also about getting on top of your priorities. Unfortunately, you can’t do anything. that’s why you must learn to value your time and teach others to treat your time with respect to. Don’t let them screw with your schedule. Has your friend asked you to pick them up from the airport in the middle of a workday.? Doing this favor will throw you off course. Simply dust off your people skills and learn to say NO in a very polite and delicate way.
4. De clutter and organize.
Is your desk flooded with papers.? Does it take you ages to find the things you need.? Researchers at the Princeton Neuroscience Institute found out that physical clutter negatively affects your ability to focus and process information and when you lose focus you lose time. If you want to avoid that de clutter and organize your stuff. You can start small just one drawer today and the next one tomorrow. Your work process will get easier when everything is neat and tidy, and you’ll notice it right away.
3. Take care of small things.
This is the easiest tip that you can start using right away. If it takes less than five minutes to do a task do it immediately. Small things are not hard to do but getting them out of your way will increase your productivity by letting you focus on more important and time-consuming stuff.
2. Throw away your to-do list (enough time).
Yep you heard that right. Did you know that 41% of to-do items are never completed or don’t correlate with what you plan to do? The magnitude of a to-do list can be overwhelming and even distracting. The main problem is that you mix everything up. Work goals household chores and personal stuff like getting your hair cut. Keeping a weekly calendar is much more effective. you’re still aware of all your firm deadlines and important events but you stress out less if something doesn’t go according to plan.
1. Quit Multitasking (enough time).
Now some people are sure that multitasking is the key to making the most of their time. But those who are successful know that multitasking is pretty much a waste of time. A study from the University of Michigan confirmed that the human brain isn’t designed to multitask. It’s best to focus on one task and finish it properly before going on to the next one.
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