31 Jan Time Management Tips – Managing Your Time Wisely
“Lost time is never found again.” – Benjamin Franklin
Even with the emergence of modern technology, several people complain about not having enough time to finish their tasks in a day. Are you one of them? If you are, it means you are not managing your time wisely.
Being organized is having the time to finish the tasks on your “to-do” list and still have time to do relaxation and do some pleasurable things.
Find out your answers to these questions:
- Are you becoming busier each day yet find yourself stuck with unaccomplished tasks on your “to-do” list?
- Do you feel tired and frustrated writing the same tasks each day and hoping to finish them?
- Do you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day and still have pending tasks on your list?
- Do you feel like you have not made any progress and seem to drift, following the same routine every day?
- Do you feel less confident and blame yourself for being worthless?
If your answer is “Yes” to the above questions, you definitely need good tips to manage your time wisely to work efficiency.
What is Time Management?
Time management is having enough time to do important things or knowing how to prioritize tasks. It is more of “personal management.” It is an essential skill so you can enjoy a better quality life. Efficient time management will allow you to finish what is necessary and still have adequate time to de-stress, relax and breathe more freely.
Most people think that to increase productivity, they need to reduce their sleeping hours. Although it may seem that way, the truth is it does not. For your mind and body to work effectively, you need 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Sleep is vital in the wellness of any person. Lack of sleep can make you sluggish, making your brain and body not to function well.
A survey by the National Geographic Channel showed that 73% of America’s population is not getting adequate sleep. The culprits are stress (54%) and time spent on social media (37%). Another survey revealed that 63% professionals who claimed on mismanaging their time have health issues, such as sleep apnea and high blood pressure.
Effective Time Management
“You can’t make up for lost time. You can only do better in the future.” – Ashley Ormon
Managing time effectively will allow you to have more hours in a day. It will help reduce anxiety and stress levels so you will have a good night’s sleep. With time management skills, you will experience viable changes in your lifestyle without reassessing your values and priorities.
Benefits of Time Management Skills
- Find stability in life
- Increase productivity
- Attain your goals
- Improve relationships
- Reduce procrastination and wasted time
- Diminish frustration
- More free time
- Career advancement
- Improved health and wellness
- Happiness and life satisfaction
How to Manage Your Time Wisely
- Start now!
There’s no better way to make the right action than today. The sooner you start managing your time wisely, the better results you get. Starting now is the required motivation to keep you going.
- Identify your weak points.
This will help you identify if you are a procrastinator or tend to go in different directions. Reach your goals by removing obstacles. Keep focused on what is essential and identify what to keep or change in your approach. Knowing yourself is necessary for effective change.
- Pay attention to your top 3 list every day.
Focus on your top 3 list the whole day. This will prevent you from doing fewer priority tasks.
- Divide your “to-do” list.
After identifying your top 3 priority tasks, create a refined list. Break the bigger tasks into smaller tasks. Allocate time or deadlines, list down steps and assign people to every small task. This will make the tasks easier, faster to finish and allow you to see more progress.
- Be systematic and organized.
A messy space contributes to a muddled mind, making you lose concentration. This prevents you to make progress and attain your goals in life. Remove clutter. Arrange items so you can easily find them. The more organized your space is, the more you will be systematic in performing your tasks and you accomplish more.
- Treat your time as precious.
Social media is fun, but do not spend more hours on it. Set a specific time (10 minutes) for this. Be sure to follow the set time to avoid spending more than you should on Facebook, Tweeter, Instagram, etc. Researchers revealed that extended use of Facebook has a negative impact on your self-esteem. Low self-confidence will stop you from achieving what you wanted.
Avoid getting stressed with your daily tasks. Work will always be work. Learn how to manage your time efficiently and effectively. This will not only allow you to achieve your purpose and goal. It will also allow you to enjoy quality time with yourself, family members and friends. It will definitely simplify your life. It will give you a better mental and emotional well-being that will lead to a healthy YOU!
Remember, the name of the game is ACT NOW! Work on your time management skills now and enjoy living a non-stressful, happy life!