8 Tips for Time Management

Just Artisan - 8 Tips for Time Management

ver feel like there isn’t enough time in the day? Time management is something we all deal with, and when life gets hectic, it can become a struggle. Although I can’t promise that you will have it all figured out by the end of the article, I would like to share some tips to make more time in the day, get more stuff done, and find time to relax.

Tip #1: Pick a day of the week to plan
The first step is the easiest step to follow. The principle of weekly planning is to think of each week as a “chunk.” Friday is their best day to create a weekly plan for many people, but you can choose any most convenient day. The reason Fridays tend to work best is that it is at the end of the week, and by planning for the week to come, many find that they are less stressed during the weekend. It isn’t as important which day you choose, as long as you stick to planning each week on the same day. As with most things in life and business, consistency is key.

You can take this one step further by taking the time to review your previous week before planning for the week ahead. Take a look at what worked, what didn’t work, and why. By taking the time to review, you can be more effective in your planning and increase your productivity during the week

Tip #2: Determine your non-negotiables
Non-negotiables is the events you cannot change. While some tasks can be postponed or negotiated, some are non-negotiable. These vary from person to person, but determining your non-negotiables from the start is a great way to visualize how much time you have to schedule other events and tasks. Be sure to add your non-negotiables to your planner or to-do list!

Tip #3: Tackle the most challenging task first
Many of you will find that your bodies have the most energy at the beginning of the day, making it the perfect time to tackle that challenging task. Also, the longer you go without completing your most challenging task, it will linger on your mind and create unneeded stress. Individual circumstances may change, depending on work, distractions, and if you are a night owl. However, the principle remains. Finish your most challenging task first to have more time and less stress.

Tip #4: Use small bits of time wisely
It is common to surf the web or browse social media during the time between meetings or a moment of unexpected downtime. Although this is an everyday habit, finding productive ways during these small moments can free up time later at the end of the day or week. Use this time to send an email, read a book, or finish a small task on your to-do list.

Tip #4: Make a SHORT to-do list
Making a to-do list is easy. Following it is another story. One of the most common reasons people fail to follow their to-do lists is feeling overwhelmed at the size of their list. Instead of creating a never-ending list, focus on the five most important things you need to get done by the end of the week. And if you are still feeling overwhelmed, pick only a couple of items on the list and focus on the most important one or two items.

Tip #5: Have a bedtime
If you are like me, you have spent countless late nights in the name of productivity. Although you may feel productive, most of us are less efficient at night, and worse still, the late nights usually leave us tired the next day, leading to another day of low productivity. It is ok once and a while to take a late-night, letting the creativity flow. But sticking to a set bedtime is the best way to reach the recommended 7-9 hours of sleep every night.

Tip #6: Only focus on one task at a time.
Although multitasking may feel more productive, it often leads to scattered thoughts and not getting anything done. In order to check items on your to-do list, it is better to put all your focus into one thing at a time rather than splitting your thoughts and distracting your focus.

Tip #7: Break down the bigger task into smaller ones.
Sometimes, it freaks us out to even think about doing a big task. The best solution to it is to break it down into smaller tasks. By breaking a big job into five smaller tasks, the job as a whole will feel more accomplishable. And every time you complete one of the smaller tasks, you will have the feeling of accomplishment.

Tip #8: Taking breaks while working.
Taking breaks during your work is an excellent way to refresh and relax your mind. Doing work for an extended period can lead to burnout, frustration, and fatigue. Take a short break to relax your mind and regain your focus. Short breaks can also help you to be more creative as your subconscious works in the background. The subconscious is why some of our greatest breakthroughs happen when we are not currently focused on the immediate task. Our brain’s subconscious part is powerful, and taking short breaks is an excellent way to put it to use.

Conclusion.
Time is the most critical aspect of our life. We do not have the power to slow down the time, but we can properly manage it to get the most out of life. The above-described tips can help you build time management skills, taking your personal and professional life to the next level.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Ceramics Dolls & Miniatures Drawing & Illustration Fibre Arts Glass Art Mixed Media & Collage Painting Photography Prints Sculpture
    Just Artisan - Your Journey Begins original oil painting 8x10"
    Your Journey Begins original oil painting 8×10″
    Just Artisan - Customizable Karate Girl Cross Stitch Ornament, Martial Arts Keychain, Karate Teacher Gift, Karate Stocking Stuffer, Taekwondo Judo Gift
    Customizable Karate Girl Cross Stitch Ornament, Martial Arts Keychain, Karate Teacher Gift, Karate Stocking Stuffer, Taekwondo Judo Gift
    Just Artisan - PFC Licorice Space Cat Mini Painting, Original Acrylic Painting on Metal
    PFC Licorice Space Cat Mini Painting, Original Acrylic Painting on Metal
    Baby & Toddler Toys Baby Care Feeding Nursery Potty Training Pregnancy & Maternity
    Just Artisan - Teddy Bear Lovey
    Teddy Bear Lovey
    Just Artisan - Velveteen Baby Blanket with Faux Fur Pompoms
    Velveteen Baby Blanket with Faux Fur Pompoms
    Just Artisan - Chevron Crochet Blanket for Baby with Confetti Pompoms
    Chevron Crochet Blanket for Baby with Confetti Pompoms
    Bath Accessories Essential Oils Fragrances Hair Care Makeup & Cosmetics Personal Care Skin Care Soap Spa & Relaxation
    Just Artisan - Polka Dot Adjustable Pleated Cotton Face Mask with Flexible Nose Wire and Ties for Adults and Children
    Polka Dot Adjustable Pleated Cotton Face Mask with Flexible Nose Wire and Ties for Adults and Children
    Just Artisan - Adjustable Pleated Cotton Face Mask with Flexible Nose Wire and Ties for Adults and Children (Harvest, Fall, Autumn, Thanksgiving Print)
    Adjustable Pleated Cotton Face Mask with Flexible Nose Wire and Ties for Adults and Children (Harvest, Fall, Autumn, Thanksgiving Print)
    Just Artisan - Pleated Cotton Adjustable Face Mask with Flexible Nose Wire and Ties fits Adults and Children (Harvest, Fall, Autumn, Thanksgiving Print)
    Pleated Cotton Adjustable Face Mask with Flexible Nose Wire and Ties fits Adults and Children (Harvest, Fall, Autumn, Thanksgiving Print)

    Accessories

    Belts Costume Accessories Gloves & Mittens Hats, Caps & Hair Patches & Pins Scarves & Wraps Suit & Tie Accessories Sunglasses & Eyeware

    Children & Baby

    Child Shoes Children & Baby Clothing

    Men's Clothing

    Men's Jackets Men's Shirts Pants & Shorts Socks Sweaters & Sweatshirts

    Woman's Fashion

    Dresses & Skirts Lingerie & Sleepware Pants & Shorts Socks Sweaters Tops
    Bathroom Bedding Candles & Melts Cleaning Curtains & Windows Floor & Rugs Food & Drink Furniture Home Decor Kitchen & Dining Lighting Office Outdoors & Gardening Spirituality & Religion Storage & Organization
    Just Artisan - Knitted Sitting Santa Elf on the shelf style Christmas decoration
    Knitted Sitting Santa Elf on the shelf style Christmas decoration
    Just Artisan - Tired a mother can holder
    Tired a mother can holder
    Just Artisan - Shelf sitter wood sign for your Coffee Bar
    Shelf sitter wood sign for your Coffee Bar
    Bracelets Brooches, Pins & Clips Cuff Links & Tie Clips Earrings Jewelry Sets Keychains & Lanyards Necklaces Rings
    Just Artisan - Quilled Orange Frog Keychain
    Quilled Orange Frog Keychain
    Just Artisan - Quilled Blue Owl Keychain
    Quilled Blue Owl Keychain
    Just Artisan - Quilled Flower Keychain ( Orange and yellow )
    Quilled Flower Keychain ( Orange and yellow )
    Gifts & Momentos Wedding Accessories Wedding Clothing Wedding Decorations Wedding Shoes
    Just Artisan - Dumpster Fire Christmas Ornament
    Dumpster Fire Christmas Ornament
    Just Artisan - Mr. and Mrs. tumbler set
    Mr. and Mrs. tumbler set
    Just Artisan - Personalized Wine Tote - Screw It with charm
    Personalized Wine Tote – Screw It with charm
    Farm Animals Pet Bedding Pet Clothing & Accessories Pet Collars & Leashes Pet Feeding Pet Health & Wellness Pet Houses & Carriers Pet Toys Pet Training Urns & Memorials
    Just Artisan - Pet teepee with fake fur rug, handmade in Australia ! Tipi, teepee, tent, cat tipi, dog teepee, boho living, bohemian, tepee
    Pet teepee with fake fur rug, handmade in Australia ! Tipi, teepee, tent, cat tipi, dog teepee, boho living, bohemian, tepee
    Just Artisan - Whole Catnip Buds Packed in Catnip | All Natural High Potency USA Grown
    Whole Catnip Buds Packed in Catnip | All Natural High Potency USA Grown
    Just Artisan - Whole Catnip Buds With Grinder - All Natural, Organic, Hand Trimmed
    Whole Catnip Buds With Grinder – All Natural, Organic, Hand Trimmed

    Bags & Cases

    Accessory Cases Backpacks Cosmetic & Toiletry Storage Diaper Bags Electronic Cases Food & Insulated Bags Handbags Luggage & Travel Pouches & Coin Purses Shopping Bags Wallets & Money Bags

    Craft Supplies

    Fabric & Sewing Jewelry Supplies Paper & Party Supplies Visual Art Supplies

    Paper & Party

    Baby Shower Cards Party Supplies Patterns & Tutorials

    Toys, Games & Entertainment

    Doll & Accessories Educational Toys Electronics Games Puppets Sports & Outdoors Stuffed Animals

    Main Menu

    []
    Just Artisan

    FREE
    VIEW