The thing I have come to learn about time management is that it is important because it gives you enough time to work on a particular task to the point where you become good at it or enjoy it. If you do not have enough time to do something, then you most likely will not end up perfecting it as a skill or even enjoying it as a recreational activity. It is therefore important to manage your time well. Here are a few tips on time management.
Work with set goals
Ensure that you have both long and short-term goals and then make sure you’ve clarified them daily. Make sure you’ve allocated enough time towards planning your day or even month. Have a schedule with activities that have been arranged according to priority. Go ahead and give each activity the amount of time that is needed to accomplish it. Have the schedule with you where you can see it daily.
If you are in the workplace, then please ensure you minimize the number of meetings you attend by trying to avoid them. If it so happens that a meeting is crucial and you have to attend it, then make sure that it has started on time and ended on time as well. Let the timing of the meeting be specific. Anytime you are on the phone, do not engage in any unnecessary debates or stories. Be very specific about the agenda of the call. If you were to call someone ensure that you had set a specific time for that call. Also, make sure the door to your office is always closed to avoid interruptions.
Organize your tools of work
Be it at school or the office; please ensure that your desk is not in clutter. Have only the things that you will be using daily. Arrange your paperwork or books in folders so that you know just where to find anything whenever you need it. This will save you a lot of time in the long run. Makes sure you have created the perfect environment for working.
Many people have this idea that multitasking helps them to get more things done at the end of the day. This is not true. If you are doing engaged in some activities at one go then your full attention doesn’t go to any of them. This translates to less productivity. Do one thing at a time and do it well.