Many of us ignore time management, and do not pay attention for the importance of time, and this is why we might face many distractions and even a failure in our tasks.
Managing time might seem easy or simple for many, or it might be considered a waste of time to think about how to manage the time, but it is not.
Time management is the first thing to do in most of your life tasks, with your family and especially at work, as it is part of the management tasks to organize steps and set schedules.
Everyone wishes to finish the assigned job on time and appropriately! Everyone likes to do the right things! And everyone likes to do the important things! And to do so you must be aware about managing your time and taking that in consideration.
Have you been in such situation when you are stressed and you had a lot of things to do in certain time, a lot of papers around you and you don’t know how to start, and what you finish first?
Have you been stressed because your manager or supervisor is waiting to have the results or the job done from you, and you felt like you cannot do anything??
Time management is a set of principles, practices, skills, tools, and systems working together to help you get more value out of your time with the aim of improving the quality of your life.
The important point is that time management is not necessarily about getting lots of stuff done, because much more important than that is making sure that you are working on the right things, the things that truly need to be done.
Smart time managers know that there is much more to do than anyone could possibly accomplish. So instead of trying to do it all, smart time managers are very picky about how they spend their time.
They choose to focus and spend their time doing a few vital projects that will really make a difference, rather than spending all their time doing many trivial things that don't really matter all that much.
Here some tips to reduce your stress and improve your productivity:
- Plan each day. Planning your day can help you accomplish more and feel more in control of your life.
- Prioritize your tasks. Prioritizing tasks will ensure that you spend your time and energy on those that are truly important to you.
- Say no to nonessential tasks. Consider your goals and schedule before agreeing to take on additional work.
- Take the time you need to do a quality job.
- Break large, time-consuming tasks into smaller tasks. Work on them a few minutes at a time until you get them all done.
- Evaluate how you're spending your time. Keep a diary of everything you do for three days to determine how you're spending your time.
- Limit distractions. Block out time on your calendar for big projects. During that time, close your door and turn off your phone, pager and email.
- Get plenty of sleep, eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly.
- Take a time management course if you can.
- Take a break when needed. Too much stress can derail your attempts at getting organized.
If you become a good time manager, you will not only get a lot more done in less time, but you will feel more relaxed, focused and in control of your life.
You will be able to use your time in a much more balanced and effective way, and you will be able to make time for the people and activities that you love. When you get to the end of a busy day, you will feel a strong sense of accomplishment from everything that you actually got done.