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Time Management Tips

Applying the correct time management skills and tips can help you get more organized and increase productivity. The more of these tools you learn to use, the more that you will get done each day. Here are some time management tips for you. Follow these closely and you’ll be well on your way to becoming the most productive person you know. 

  • Time Block Your Day – Schedule your day in time blocks for tasks rather than just have a to-do list.
  • Schedule in Buffer Time – Give yourself time for things to go wrong.
  • You Can’t Always be Productive – You can’t always be productive so don’t waste time dwelling on it and beating yourself up.
  • You Can’t Work All Day – You need to rest, don’t plan to work all day give yourself time to recharge.
  • Multitasking Doesn’t Work – Just do one thing at a time.
  • Set Deadlines – You’re more likely to get your work done if you have a deadline to work towards.
  • Set Up a Routine and Stick to It – Set up a work routine to give your days more structure.
  • Just Get Going – Just start working, even if its a small task.
  • Prioritise Prioritise Prioritise – There isn’t time to do everything so make sure you know what’s most important.
  • Group Meetings Into Blocks – Schedule all of your meetings at once to save on procrastination and travelling time.
  • Work in Sprints – Work in short bursts with breaks in between rather than long slogs.
  • Break Down Tasks – Break down your work into tasks you can do in one session.
  • Always Take Notes – Don’t rely on remembering everything you need to, write it down.
  • File Things Where You’ll Find Them – Make it easy for yourself to find your work and notes in the future.
  • Automate What You Can, Batch What You Can’t – Spend the time automating all of the tasks you can and do all of the rest in batches.
  • Block Out Distractions, Don’t Rely on Will Power – Turn off your notifications and block out anything else that might distract you.

Which time management skills do you use? Let me know in the comments section.

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  1. Hlo! Am grateful for the Tips on Time Management, on top of using some of under listed tips,i also trained my self;
    -Not to waste time while walking (Sluggish walking),i walk quickly but gently.
    -To wash my Clothes at night between 10pm-12am or 4am-6am,as this helps me not to wash during the day at the expense of other obligations.
    -Not to just visit, especially when there is no cause for a visit.
    -To multitasking in various activities, as it trains the mind not to just get tired whereas there is a lot to cover before the end of the day.
    -Not to sit after a forth seat in an audience, as it saves time of asking for pardon and consulting your neighbor,and keeping you away from destruction by people in front of you.
    -To pitch talk when communicating and delivering at different platform in a precise and concise manner.

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  2. Don’t procrastinate- if that happens, things will get crammed

    Take Breaks- I agree. That is a skill to deal with stress

    I can only read one book at a time- or else I get mixed up

    Here’s how to deal with writer’s block- just write that first draft. Just write and then edit

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  3. Hi Garima,

    I do block of an hour or so for creative work. I try to organize and prioritize things. Because I am concerned about people time, I am trying to schedule but not put a limit on people time. However, that is still a work-in-progress. I hope you get some time well spent. Isn’t really challenge between task orientation and people orientation when it comes to time?

    Thank you, Gary

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    • Yes it is Gary. I sometimes feel that everyday is a new day bringing with it new challenges considering everyone is unique in their own way bringing up with their own opinions and voicing what matters to them. I always try to strike a healthy balance along with practicing healthy boundaries to maintain my peace and values. Kind of being mindful is what I do. Do you feel the same?

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