I’m sure you are constantly told to manage your time better, because it boosts your efficiency, saves time, and reduces stress. Everyone knows the benefits of better time management, but how many of us could actually do it?
Most of us like to procrastinate and realize we don’t have much time left, then the thought of having a lot of unfinished tasks stresses you out. If you find yourself working last minute, or submitting your task late, your time management needs some help.
Before I tell you how you could manage your time better, you need to know what it means to have good time management. Good time management doesn’t mainly focus on quantity. To most people, managing your time well equals getting more done in less time.
Say you have 20 things to do within 10 hours, and you successfully finish all the tasks on time. The more things you can accomplish in a limited time frame, the better your time management is. Without a doubt, you finish everything on your to-do list on time, but is this the most effective way to manage your time?
It is more effective to focus on quality.
Time management is basically organizing and planning how much time you spend on the tasks in hand. Having better time management takes time and skill. The more effective time management focuses on doing a few things with great importance, which means quality over quantity.
Focus on the results rather than the activities. It’s good to keep track of how much you have done, but it is more important to decide on what you should pursue on how much value you could add.
When you don’t feel stressed or overburdened as you move from one task to the other, you know you have a better time management. Here are 3 ways to improve your time management skills:
- Prioritize your tasks according to their importance and urgency
- Smartly use leverage to gain more
- Give yourself timed sessions and short breaks
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