Time management and productivity are two essentials for running a successful business and living a fulfilling life. Effective time management includes using time wisely to complete tasks and activities that are either the most important for yourself or the company and produce many benefits. It lets people do more in a shorter amount of time and benefits mental health since it reduces stress. Although time management is challenging and practicing it takes time, there are many techniques to use in order to be efficient and reach your goals faster.
First it may help to set goals for yourself for the day or week, this will help you stay organized and know which tasks you need to complete. Also when looking at the goals, prioritizing the tasks that have a faster approaching deadline is important so you know where to start. From there you can break down your goals into smaller tasks so the tasks are more manageable and you will not become overwhelmed—this approach is incredibly useful. Another thing that you may do is create a schedule or to-do list which shows what you need to be completed and by when. If you are a visual learner, this may be the right path to take since there is more in depth planning and organization. Designating time slots for different tasks or activities will make sure that there is no multi-tasking and distractions. Additionally, adding breaks in your day allows you to be productive since there is designated time to focus and designated time to do whatever you please. Time management also includes finding and reducing the distractions. Being proactive and reducing these distractions is key to staying focused especially if prone to procrastination. Lastly remember that self-care is important so you may need to prioritize yourself in order to be productive which is more than okay.
Written by Julia Tenner