Although you cannot control time, you can control how to manage it in your favor. Continue reading to learn how to better manage your time this 2020!
The more tasks you can do in a period of time, the more productive you are. Knowing how to manage our time is a skill that we all need in our day to day. So, we suggest you integrate these strategies to make better use of time and thus significantly increase productivity and, at once, reduce stress.
1. Analyze your current time management.
Before changing, evaluate how you are currently using your time. For a week, write down how long it takes you to do both work and personal activities. Analyze whether your activities help you achieve your goals or, on the contrary, distract you. Looking more carefully at how you manage your time can help you realize areas of opportunity. Maybe you spend more time on social media than you thought, or maybe one of your weekly meetings at work really isn’t necessary.
2. Create an itinerary.
Although it may seem like a waste of time, setting aside a few minutes of your week to organize an itinerary will help you make better use of your time. First, write down all the activities you want to do for the week and then order them from what is most to what is least important. You have to be very specific about what it will be necessary to achieve each day and how long each activity will take to meet the weekly goals that you set for yourself. This will also help you see if there is anything you need to delegate to someone else. Before starting the day, check your itinerary and activities for the day. Also, consider your break times to clear yourself and create a habit of checking your social networks during those breaks.
3. Avoid distractions.
As previously mentioned, you should establish break times and check your social networks only at that time. Checking social networks or making personal calls are the main factor of distraction for everyone. Many times you can also waste time observing what your colleagues are doing or complaining about your work instead of actually working. Another way to waste time is to be daydreaming. While you are doing your activities, it is important to focus on the now. If you do your itinerary well, you will always find time at another time to dream of your ambitions and set short and long-term goals to achieve them.
Lastly, clutter can also waste your time by making it hard to find what you’re looking for in the jumble. So if you’re a messy person, also make time on your schedule to organize your desk. If necessary, inform your colleagues that you have a pending demanding activity so that they support you and do not interrupt you. Remember that taking time to rest is essential; this can also include organizing time that you are going to invest in your hobbies or with family and friends.
Did you learn how to manage your time better this 2020? Let us know in the comments!