Making the most of your day

Making the most of your day

A question for you all: Why do some people have more success and accomplish more in a day than others?

 

 
The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. – Michael Altshuler

 

We all have the same amount of time every day to complete our work, but why do some days feel harder and some easier to complete tasks within the deadlines?

Answer: Better time management.

Did you know there are 86,400 seconds in a day?

That’s 1,400 minutes

 

With so much time on our hands shouldn’t we be more productive?

Let’s look at a few ways we can better manage our time day to day, and increase our productivity.

 

Planning your day

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Setting out your tasks for the day, or even the following day, will help you stay on track and know exactly what it is you need to get on with. Planning when the tasks will be completed by will also help you stick to them.

 

Avoid distractions

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As good as it is to take breaks occasionally, it is always a good idea to put your phone away or turn it off when you aren’t on a break to prevent any distractions. Also for some, listening to music or an audiobook can help concentration.

 

Focus on one thing at a time

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Try to not do too many things at once, as you can often get to the point where you don’t get anything done or things aren’t as good as they could be. Ensure you finish each task before moving on to the next one!

 

Don’t take on too much

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Sometimes we need to say no to people, or not right now, so that we don’t get overwhelmed by work and deadlines. Alternatively, you could always delegate tasks to other members of staff to help cut down your workload.

 

This may seem simple and obvious, but actually managing our time more effectively each day, planning what you will do and having a clear and set idea of your agenda will help in your day to day life.

 


In closing

Remember that time is a limited and valuable resource, however it is one that is most often wasted.

Question: What is your experience with managing time? Do you have any words of wisdom you would like to share? Leave your comment below or contact us at: [email protected].

If you require any further help around time management, or any other area of development, either business or personal, contact us at [email protected] for a chat and a quote.

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