The 5 Best Time Management Tips to Help Improve Your Life

Apr 23, 2019

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Written By: ProNexus Consultant, Emily (Ball) Welkley

(1) Delegate Tasks

It is common for all of us to take on more tasks than our desired potential. This can often result in stress and burnout.

Delegation is not running away from your responsibilities but is an important function of management. Learn the art of delegating work to your subordinates as per their skills and abilities in order to get more achieved.

(2) Schedule Tasks & Prioritize Work

Make a simple ‘To Do’ list before you start each day. Prioritize the tasks and focus on the essentials. Make sure these tasks are attainable too.

To better manage your time, make 3 lists: work, home, and personal.

Proiritize each list of tasks that need your immediate attention – unimportant tasks can consume much of your precious time. Some urgent tasks need to be completed on that day, while other tasks could be carried forward to the next day.

In short, prioritize your daily tasks to focus on getting the most done and avoid stress.

(3) Set Up Deadlines to Avoid Procrastination

When you have a task at hand, set a realistic deadline and stick to it.

Try to set a deadline a few days before the task is due so that you can complete all tasks that may get in the way. Challenge yourself and meet the deadline; reward yourself for meeting a difficult challenge!

Procrastination is one of the things that badly affect productivity. It can result in wasting essential time and energy. It could become a major problem in both your career and personal life.

(4) Avoid Multitasking and Stress

Most of us feel that multitaksing is an efficient way of getting things done but the truth is that we do better when we focus and concentrate on one thing. Multitasking slows productivity and should be avoided to improve time management techniques.

Stress often occurs when we accept more work than our ability. The result is that our body starts feeling tired which can affect our productivity. When additional tasks are asked of you, take a look at your ‘To Do’ list and get some help prioritizing if you need it to balance the extra work.

Make use of to-do lists and deadlines to help you stay focused!

(5) Take Regular Breaks 

Make time for yourself, 10-15 minute breaks can help refocus when working on time-consuming projects. Too much stress can take a toll on your body and affect your productivity.

Even better, schedule your break times. It helps you to relax and get back to work with the energy you need to complete the project.

In conclusion, these practical time management tips, start from listing out everything you need to do, prioritize and decide what should be delegated to others. THen schedule the tasks with deadlines set and schedule your break times too.

Good time management requires daily practice of prioritizing in order to save time, be more efficient and ultimately achieve more!

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