Type Here to Get Search Results !


6 Time Management Strategies for Insanely Busy People

Photo credit: Pressfoto

How do you get things done? Are you the kind of person who does not have enough time to achieve everything you want to each day? You are busy, but not working on the stuff that gives you joy or makes impact in your business and life.

The norm nowadays is to be in constant action all day. You are stuck in an endless cycle of busyness and filling up your time with different tasks. Do you want to manage your time effectively and productively and finish each day fulfilled with what you have achieved?

Here are simple strategies that you may want to adopt to become more effective and productive:

Plan your day and create a to-do list

Schedule everything before going to bed. Write a to-do list for the next day. Planning means preparing yourself for any challenges you may face. It will also help you to work faster and more efficiently.

Conduct a time audit

Do you want to take control of your time? Then know and understand how you are spending it. Perform a time audit to give you a clearer picture of how much time you spend on tasks. It will clarify where you are and what's working and what's not working.

Know your energy levels

Productivity levels are directly related to energy levels. If you can, schedule your most difficult tasks when your energy level is at its highest.

Prioritize and prioritize

Identify your urgent tasks because they should have the highest priority. Once identified, complete them first. Less important and low-priority tasks can be scheduled later.

Eliminate distractions

Being distracted can take a while to get your focus and finish your tasks. Distractions are the biggest productivity killer, whether an email, a meeting, notification sounds of your social media or chats, or a co-worker. It will negatively affect your productivity by wasting your time. Hence, starve your distractions and keep your focus.

Work in chunks

You may want to adopt the Pomodoro Technique. Here's how it works:

Video credit: Francesco Cirillo

This can help you maintain your energy level because you give yourself time to rest from time to time and not just work for straight hours.

Photo credit: Luxafor

We usually talk about not having enough time because we definitely do not understand the value of our time and prioritize things the right way. Using our time effectively is a matter of choice because time is something we have a great deal of control over (yeah, well, at least).

Try to practice these techniques to see if they may work for you to help you lower your stress levels and increase your productivity.