Tips For Effective Time Management

What is time management

What is time management and reasons why it’s is the best skill to polish??

We all have 24 hours in a day at our disposal. Then why do some people seem to be able to do more and accomplish more than others in those same 24 hours? Reason : They are better at managing their time.

Managing your time can directly reduce
your stress level. It means fewer surprises, fewer tight deadlines, and less rush from task to task and place to place. Research says that individuals who accomplish tasks on time are less prone to stress and anxiety .

tips for effective time management

Tips For Effective Time Management :

  1. Make a list of specific goals to be accomplished: When you are aware of what you need to do, you can manage your work better. You will be able to get more (of the right tasks) done in less time. Being productive is one of the main goals of time management.
  2. Identify tasks and prioritize – Segregate your task by your priorities and the time lines of the task. Keep the top priority task on the top of your list. Time management helps you identify the tasks that use your time most effectively.
  3. Identify time waster: In this digital era, it’s easy to get caught up with social media and several other things. Hence it’s important for you to first identify what are those time wasting yet time consuming activities are.
  4. Eliminate time waster: After identifying your time wasting activity, you must make a conscious effort to not do it in your busy time. Keep those activities for the later part of your day. For example: I keep my phone at silent to make sure I don’t get distracted with the zillions of notifications that we get for different applications. When you learn to take control of your time, you improve your ability to focus. And with increased focus comes enhanced efficiency, because you don’t lose momentum. You will start to breeze through tasks quicker.
  5. Eat the frog first: Eating the frog means to just do the most important, and dreadful task first, otherwise the frog will eat you meaning that you’ll end up procrastinating it the whole day. When top priorities you are handled first, your rest of your day looks easy.
  6. Keep an organizer: Make a list of things you want to accomplish in a day. Keep checking them off when you have completed the task. Being organized results in less mistakes and rework.
 effective time management

Benefits Of Time Management

  • Less life friction and problems – Whether it is a forgotten appointment or missed deadline, not managing your time results in an increased life friction. Avoid creating problems for yourself by planning and preparing for your day.
  • More free time – We can not create more time, but you can make better use of it by managing it. Time management allows you to spend your time on the things that matter the most to you and have more leisure time.
  • More opportunities – Being on top of your time and work produces more opportunities. The early bird catches the worm. Or the early bird always has more options. Fortune favours the prepared mind. You heard all of this.
  • Improved reputation – Your time management reputation will proceed you. Being recognized for having a reliable personality will make you more respected, both at work and in personal life. 
  • Increased efficiency – Goals and objectives are realized within the shortest time span possible which makes you feel more confident.
  • Quicker and more long-lasting success – Effective time management helps you achieve success quicker and stay firmly at the top for a longer time.
  • Improved decision-making ability – When top priorities you are handled first, your organization/business continues to grow and you’re emotionally free to make decisions with the peaceful confidence of knowing you are on the right track.
tips for effective time management

-Apurva

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