‘Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn’
Why do some people seem to manage their time and get things done so much better than others? Have you ever thought about it and felt worst and guilty for not accomplishing the task at hand. It happens in day-to-day life when things don’t happen the way we imagine. Can we have a remedy for it? And, the answer is ‘Yes’ , we can act more efficient with those 24 hours in hand. A perfect time frame has to be followed in order to get thousand things done in a priority order in limited time:
1. Set goals
Goal setting is crucial to any good time management strategy. To make sure you’re engaging in activities for both short- and long-term, you need to define those goals in terms that are clear and attainable. Smart goals provide clear, step-by-step tasks to help you get where you need to go. It allows you to align your activities with the big picture results you’re working toward.
2. Prioritize your goals
Now prioritize for effectiveness. Remember, there’s no point in doing a job efficiently if you shouldn’t be doing that job at all. Think about what’s really important and how much time you’ll need to accomplish each goal. Then schedule an uninterrupted block of your time to do it.
3. Shut down distractions
Distractions at work are the number one productivity drainer. You might not notice a big difference, but when you switch your focus to your phone and back to the task you were previously working on, you have a hard time immediately concentrating again. This habit can add up to significant amounts of productivity lost to the effects of task-switching.
4. Apply Structure to the Schedule
Creating standard routines in schedule to achieve a disciplined approach for the important events. The more you control the calendar, the easier it is to make room for the unexpected.
5. Be organised
People get really efficient from being organized. Organize clothes, papers and electronics in a way that you can easily find what you are looking for. It may take you a few extra minutes to put things away but you’ll save a ton of time.
6. Time your Activities
Set a time for each of your tasks and work to keep the schedule. Try logging your time on conversations and activities for a week. Then spend the next week setting specific times for similar activities and work to reduce the times with similar output. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at the gains.
Just think, how your life would be when you would spend less time doing the things that you don’t enjoy and more on the things that bring satisfaction, happiness and profit.