A person working in a professional position often handles several large projects at once and supervises the activities or output of others. A working professional needs reliable time management tactics to manage time effectively for not only the quality and efficiency of work but for personal health and stress management as well.
Here are few ways in which you can master your time management skills :
- Declutter – Declutter you desk, your inbox, your task list, and your life.
- Plan – Plan out your work day and stick to it (check off accomplished tasks as you go).
- Prioritize – Rank your tasks in terms of priority and align them with your job demands, your goals and main business objectives.
- Be Effective – It’s not a race. Don’t try to be the most efficient, try to be the most effective.
- Focus – Focus on the “vital few” rather than on the “vital many”.
- Finish the Job – Develop your “finishing instinct” – when you get to a task, complete it no matter what.
- Stop Procrastinating – Most people tend to tackle easy tasks first and push out the difficult ones – don’t fall into this trap!
- Stay Organized – Once you get organized, stay organized.
Perhaps the most important thing to remember is to stay calm. Feeling overwhelmed by too many tasks can be very stressful. Remember that the world will probably not end if you fail to achieve your last task of the day, or leave it until tomorrow, especially if you have prioritized sensibly.
Going home or getting an early night, so that you are fit for tomorrow, may be a much better option than meeting a self-imposed or external deadline that may not even matter that much.
Take a moment to pause and get your life and priorities into perspective, and you may find that the view changes quite substantially!
Categories: Personal Development