Everybody gets the same amount of hours a day However, some seem to have more success. It’s all about how you manage your time. These time management tips will allow you to work smarter, not more.
1. Plan ahead.
It’s difficult to anticipate everything that will come your way however, you should try to be as prepared as possible. Create a list of tasks you need to complete for each day, and note down any deadlines or meetings that may impact your schedule. Try to be as accurate as you can when trying to estimate how long each task will take. This will aid you in staying on the right path and feel more productive.
2. Eliminate distractions.
Distractions can come from any variety of sources – social media, coworkers texts or personal phone calls or even random thoughts and they can all cause havoc on your productivity. Find out what you are distracted by and devise a plan to address it. Perhaps you can cut down on distractions by closing your doors or putting your phone on silent. Or maybe it means not letting your friends in and rescheduling a coffee date to another day when you have a critical assignment due.
3. Prioritize your tasks.
Every day, assess and prioritize each task according to the urgency and importance. This will help you avoid feeling overwhelmed by a long list of tasks, and will ensure that the most important ones are completed first.