One of the hardest thing to practice and learn is time management. Everyone struggles with it and it’s one of the things we need to master as entrepreneurs and business owners.
We all have 24 hours a day and it’s about managing your time in order to get things done so you can focus on life and personal growth.
Here are some tips you can use to better manage your time and feel less stress throughout your day.
1. Schedule all your tasks and put the number of hours you need to complete those tasks
You need to keep a list of tasks you need to accomplish within the day. Write down how many minutes you need to accomplish that task and go on doing it. Putting a time limit in every task allows your brain to focus your energy on completing those tasks at the allotted time frame.
2. Set your priorities beforehand
If you’re swamped with projects, know which ones to prioritize first. Learn which tasks from your list you have to complete first and do it!
3. Avoid all kinds of social media while working
Social media apps are productivity killers. They suck your attention and time to doing unproductive tasks which can leave you feeling guilty because you’ve wasted time on something that doesn’t benefit you from completing a certain project. Block social media during working hours on your PC or laptop by using apps.
4. Take breaks
When you’re cramped in a deadline, you still need to take breaks. Why? it helps you get energized and helps you focus and think straight. If your mind is stressed out, you won’t be functioning very well.
5. As much as possible, avoid multitasking
Multitasking can be really helpful for simple tasks, but if you’re working on multiple projects, I don’t suggest you multitask as it will decrease your productivity, focus, and energy.
Elaine Fernando is a Central NJ professional organizer, a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), NAPO NNJ (Northern NJ) and a member of APPO (Association of Personal Photo Organizers). Elaine may be reached at 908-630-8995 or firstname.lastname@example.org