“I don’t have time” or “I am running out of time”
We must have heard or encountered it ourselves. Most of us get exhausted by not being able to manage our time and as a result, we get anxiety and stress from running behind in our tasks.
Time_management is the practice of using the time you have available in a useful and effective way, especially in your work.
Every successful person has time management skills. It is the first step towards your success. Whether it’s your manager, Director, or C-level management, all of them are successful by adopting time management skills.
You would always need to manage your time to achieve a certain goal.
It is not only limited to your work, you would need time management even if you are a homemaker or a housewife.
Time will keep slipping out of our hands quickly, it depends on us how will we hold its reins and utilize it accordingly.
The Sooner we will manage it, the sooner we will be able to excel in our tasks. It is high time to understand time management strategies:
YOU BETTER WAKE UP EARLY
Make your day longer by waking up early. It has health benefits which we all know.
An early start will give you a longer day and your productivity will enhance too. Either you are going to work or you have work at home.
Start early, it will keep you out of stress for “ less time and more work to do” trauma.
SCORE A GOAL, BY SETTING UP A GOAL
Before starting any work, decide the goals you want to achieve. Without knowing your goals you will not have any idea where to start and how to finish them effectively.
For instance, if an artist wouldn’t know that he/she wants to create an art piece that will depict the emotions of a depressed person, he/she wouldn’t be able to create one.
Setting up goals would be a target for you to achieve. Which will give you the power of full engagement to achieve it.
After setting your goals, it is time to categorize your tasks for effective time management.
ABCD analysis is used in business management, it is used to divide large data sets into groups which would help to achieve productivity.
A – Tasks that are perceived as being urgent and important,
B – Tasks that are important but not urgent,
C – Tasks that are unimportant but urgent,
D – Tasks that are unimportant and not urgent
You can use the same method if you get lots of work emails and you have no clue which email you want to address first.
After categorizing your tasks, you can set time targets for them. This will give you a target to achieve within your allotted time.
MULTITASKING? NOT AGAIN
Even though multitasking is always preferred at workplaces, it doesn’t mean you will be considered a superhero if you will keep occupying yourself with it every day.
Too much multitasking will drain your energy and you will end up wasting your time and be less productive.
Focus on one task at a time, either at work or at home. It will keep your focus straight and your productivity will enhance.
BE TECH SAVVY- USE REMINDER APPS
With our hands full of work, we tend to forget things, therefore using reminder apps at work or using it on your phone for work at home, would be the best idea.
This will help you to level-up-your-time-management-skills and you will not forget your tasks either.