How to Manage Your Time Better?.
With long working hours, several tasks to complete and feeling like you don’t have enough time in the day to do them all, we can often end up feeling demotivated and overwhelmed.
We’ve got a few tips for you to better manage your time;
- Prioritise. We can’t stress this enough. If you properly prioritise your tasks, you can easily maximise your time. Just manage it so that you know what your most important tasks for the day are, at what time they required to be completed and build a schedule around that.
- Make a To-Do List. When you jot down all your tasks for the day and have it ready in front of you, you’ll get a clearer picture of how to go about your day. If that becomes too overwhelming for you, you can divide them into sections like urgent and secondary tasks. This is a bit like prioritising but a physical representation of your work will help give perspective.
- Plan Ahead. Whether it is waking up slightly earlier in the morning, picking out your clothes the night before, having a meal prepared rather than spending time wondering what to choose can accumulate to a lot of time in the day you didn’t realise you had. 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there, another hour over here and all of a sudden, your day seems to be going a lot slower than it felt like. Now, you have more time to check things off your list.
- Delegate. If you are in the position to, delegate your work. It is never a smart idea to try and do everything yourself. If help can be taken, take it. This way you can get a lot more done and more efficiently. You can always review the delegated task and help improve it later on.
- Saying No. Saying yes to every task that comes your way is not feasible. It is not realistic for you to set yourself goals that are far beyond your reach. Apart from stressing you out, it will also mean you are not able to give a 100% into each task which will ruin your overall work ethic even if that wasn’t intended.
- Making Mistakes. Know that it is okay to make mistakes and stop dwelling on it. Move quickly from them so you are able to learn from them and make sure not to repeat it. You can fall, but fall fast and get back up even faster. While doing tasks, don’t spend hours trying to make it perfect. Finish the first draft quickly, allot time to revise it, take a third opinion and submit it confidently. If there’s something you’ve missed, you can always learn.