For many of us, time management is a challenge. You feel like the days just slip away from you. Thankfully, you’re not alone – research shows that less than 18% of people have a proper time management system. If you’re look for a solution to your time management woes, then check out these five tips for better time management.
If you have several things to do, place them in order of importance before doing anything else. This will ensure that if you do run out of time, the most vital things have been done. When you learn how to prioritise your tasks, it will become easier for you to manage them. It can be tempting to do the easiest jobs first, but if it’s not the most essential, then it can wait until later.
At the end of each day, sit down and plan what you have to do for the next one. While meticulous planning can take some of the spontaneity out of your day, if you’re someone who struggles with time management, this can really help you to keep on top of things. Try an app such as Remember the Milk to keep track of your to do list and set yourself reminders so nothing gets forgotten.
The rigid routine of the 9-5 just isn’t for everyone. So, if you’re struggling with typical schedules, explore more flexible options in your working or academic life. For instance, if you’re thinking of returning to education but aren’t sure if traditional university timetables are for you, consider distance learning. By attending an online university, such as Anglia Ruskin, you’ll be able to construct your own study schedule so that it fits around your life. You’ll be assisted by an expert and dedicated team who have made distance learning a priority, so you can achieve the qualifications you’ve always dreamed of.
You’ve probably heard phrases like ‘night owl’ and ‘early bird’ before now, and maybe you haven’t taken much stock by them. However, it’s real, and it’s helpful to know which one you are. The night owls out there have no trouble staying up late, while the early birds have a much easier time getting up in the morning. Once you’ve established which one you are, you’ll be able to work out the hours in which you’ll be most productive. Use these hours to get done as much as you can. That way you can sit back and relax during your least productive hours without having to worry about your long list of tasks.
Finally, don’t struggle to do everything yourself. If you’re finding that your garden is getting a little out of hand, consider hiring a gardener to come in and sort it for you. Or if you have kids, then give them chores. Not only will this take a task off your back, but it will help to give them a sense of responsibility.
How do you manage your time? Share your tips in the comments below!
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