Salvador Dali about the passing of time
Have you ever felt that you are wasting your time by only thinking about the things that need to be done and not actually doing anything?
Did you ever feel that you cannot manage your daily obligation because you are stressed out over thinking about how to actually manage to finish everything in time?
You feel that you are doing your best, but even that is not enough to finish everything on time and to progress further with your studying, job or hobby?
Worry not, we are here to give you some of the best and most used techniques for time management and skill that can help you achieve your daily goals much faster than before…
Everyone has the same amount of time in each day, everything has to fit in those 24h that we have in one day, thus learning to manage your time correctly may be one of the best things to do nowadays.
One technique that is often used by many people is planning ahead, basically, it means that you should plan your whole next day before going to bed and in the morning, you only need to follow your instruction and everything will be done much faster and smoother. By doing this, you would become more professional and more successful in everything that you do. It does not require any money spending and the only material that you need is a pen and a paper. Time is a very precious thing that we have to take care of to improve our daily lives.
Do not get distracted!
One of the most common situations that happen to everyone is having a plan already prepared, but at the same time having something that distracts you from doing the actual work. How many times did you find yourself staring at the TV or scrolling down the social networks instead of working or studying? In order to free yourself from these habits, you should just decide which part of the day will be for relaxation and social networks. By doing this, you will manage to be more focused on the actual work and your time will surely be far better managed. This is one of the hardest habits that one needs to break in order to become truly successful in time management.
Things to do in order to prevent distraction:
• Turn off your sound for notification on your mobile device
• Turn off your wi-fi if you do not need it for your job
• There is a great function on your mobile device that can be even timed automatically for everyday experience, it is 100% free, pre-installed on every smartphone and supported by any device. Yes, you guessed right, the so-called " Do not disturb" button
• If you are working in a building or office with other people, try to isolate yourself for better usage of time and for better management. Use headphones shut the doors or even put curtains on windows if you feel distracted.
• Make sure that everything with sound is silenced or that it has at least a lowered volume, because once something rings in the time of your information process, you may lose your thought forever. Do not let this happen to you!
Time Tracking and Counting
Time Management according to productivity
Have you ever felt that you need something to be done ASAP, but you just cannot make yourself to do it? Have you ever said to yourself the famous line: "I know I have to do it, but I simply can't"? This is one of the most common problems when it comes to time management and this situation is probably the hardest one to handle.
There are numerous techniques on how to get yourself motivated, but why should you waste your time on motivating yourself when you can easily start with work and at the same time motivate yourself. Time rewarding is surely the best technique for this particular problem.
It is done by setting the alarm every 10 to 20 min. depending on how much energy you actually have for doing something. Then you are doing something which important for 10 min. and you are resting or scrolling down the social network for the next 10 min. This process is repetitive and can easily make move the time lapse from 10 to 20 min. and later from 20 min.
even to 40 min. For those who are not willing to do something that is considered mandatory, this would be the best technique there is.
Do not waste time by waiting
We are constantly waiting for something! Waiting in line for the tickets in the cinema, waiting for dinner to be cooked, waiting for our coffee to arrive at Starbucks, etc. We are surrounded by lines in which we are obliged to wait and we all know that no one likes to do it, so why not using it to your advantage? Whenever you feel that you have time for doing some small work, you should use it! Everybody knows that you cannot actually get focused at the time that you waste on waiting in lines, thus it is probably not a good idea to do some important things, but rather some things that can later cost you time while doing the actually important stuff.
You can easily use your waiting time to answer some of the emails or to make a phone call to your friend. This can be a great thing when it comes to time management because you would do the less important things at the time in which you cannot do anything else. This time can also be used for relaxation and rest from all the time management and work that you have put in.
If you are in a situation in which you entered a bus and there are a free seat and an hour ride to your destination, you can try and nap for a little or read something for pleasure. Music is also great for relaxation and for recharging your batteries.
Singling out the important stuff
These were some of the time management methods that we consider to be the most efficient.