- 24 Aug
The clock ticks and ticks, and yet you still haven’t accomplished half of the tasks on your to-do list. So what’s the deal? Poor time management.
Time management is not only a huge factor in your business life every day, it’s something many people struggle with. From missed deadlines, to lousy work to even your own wasted time, having poor time management skills can severely affect your work,
So, to have good time management skills, it’s good to know what time management really is. Formally, time management is considered “the act or process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities, especially to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.” In lame man’s terms, it means getting you s*** done on time and well.
If you’re suffering from poor time management skills, then pay attention. We’ve got some ways to keep your mind on track.
1. Early to bed and early to rise
Your days will be longer the earlier you start them. So, get up early, work out, do chores or get those little tasks like junk mail out of the way. By accomplishing a little in the morning, you’re giving more free time to the tasks that require more work and starting your day off productively—encouraging you to stay productive the rest of the day.
2. Have a schedule
Not only should you have a schedule for major appointments throughout the week, but you should also have one for every day tasks as well. Actually make a schedule for each day, hour-by-hour if you need to. Think what you need to accomplish by noon, write it down and then do it!
3. Have 5 Minutes of Discipline
It only takes five minutes of discipline for you to sit down and do what your need to do. In five minutes you can decide to hit snooze or put on your jogging shoes. In five minutes you can browse Facebook or finish that report. Just tell yourself to have five minutes of discipline, and see where it takes you.
4. Block Out Distractions
Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy, and sometimes social media is. Close out of tabs you know distract your, or block out sounds that might take your attention away from your work.
5. Take a break!
That’s right, you’re allowed breaks, short ones. Don’t get carried away and end up in a Netflix binge unaware of what has happened for four hours. Schedule out time for you to take quick 15 minute mind breaks every so often, meditate, talk around the office or eat lunch.