Do you constantly find yourself behind on work?
Do you arrive home and find you have accomplished hardly anything on your To-Do list?
Do you get lost between all those nutrition and work out plans that need to be finished by the next day?
Then read on.
The Cause And Effects
The problem here is simple: you are not very good at time management.
And in case you don’t know, time management is the process of planning and exercising conscious control over the amount of time spent on specific activities in order to increase effectiveness, efficiency or productivity.
Having poor time management skills is bad for your psychological health and will make you feel like you have no control of your life.
Here are 11 symptoms of poor time management:
The good news is that anyone can get better at time management! We’ve prepared our top three tips on how to hone the skill of time management.
3 Ways To Master Your Time Management Skills
When you wake up tomorrow, note the time in your day plan.
As the day progresses write down everything that you do. The 10 minutes you spent getting dressed, the hours of working with clients, the unnecessary time spent on social media , the hour working out in the gym, the 5 minute coffee, write it all down.
Do this until the time you go to sleep.
At the end of the day, highlight your 5 biggest time wasters, paying specific attention to the time wasters in the workplace.
Why? Because it is a known fact that workplace stress bleeds into your home life and undermines a relaxed life at home.
At the end of writing your list add up the total amount of time wasted and figure out how you can minimize this.
Prioritize: To do lists are a really effective way to manage your time and get your priority’s straight. Pick the 5 most important things you need to get done each day
Declutter: Make sure you throw away all the things you don’t need and put everything in place so when the time comes to look for something, you don’t have to dig deep in between piles of stuff to find one piece of paper!
Schedule: We all try to kill two birds with one stone. But multi-tasking can stress you out and delay you even more. Set aside blocks of time for individual activities, for each activity set start/stop points cleanly segmented and stick to it! Block out time in your calendar for important activities, down-time and admin tasks.
Steer clear of social media: Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, it’s easy to spend hours scrolling through and refreshing various news feeds. Constant notifications will pull your attention away from important work – disable the ones that aren’t important.
Do this for one week. At the end of the week, figure out where you have improved your time management skills and how much time you have saved.
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