Whether it’s goals at home or at work, changes are you’ll fail without effective time management.
1.Assess How much You’re Doing Now
Before deciding to take on a new project, ensure you know how much you are already doing. Use a diary or Smartphone to keep track of how you spend your time.
Work smarter, not harder. You’ll be amazed how much timer you can save by combining tasks you can do at the same time.
3. Assess Your Tasks
One of the most common mistakes is to tackle something that looks easy but in the end is anything but. Think things through before you tackle them.
4. Ask For Help
Too many of us are scared to ask for help when we need it. If you get a helping hand, jobs are usually done more quickly and it makes the task more enjoyable.
5. Say NO
If something is not worth doing don’t waste your time with it. It’s incredibly liberating gaining time you would otherwise have wasted on something you didn’t have to da.
6. Take A Break
If you work too hard for too long you’ll be so exhausted you’ll end up working increasingly slowly and less efficiently.
7. Plan For Interuptions
It’s dangerous to pack your day to capacity, leaving you no room to manoeuvre. Things seldom go according to plan.
8. Don’t Put Off Doing Difficult Tasks
Everyone has that one task on their to-do list which they can’t face doing. The best way to deal with these tasks is to start and see what happens. Getting started is usually the hardest part. Once you’ve got the ball rolling it’s a lot less painful than you thought.
9. Get Your Priorities Right
Categorise your tasks according to their importance and urgency. Tasks that top the list must be done first.
The extra time that goes into planning might feel like a waste of time but in the end you get everything done faster. Go through all the things you need to do the night before.