Everybody could manage time better, whether it is due to a demanding family life, or lots of clients we all need to be refreshed about how we handle and manage our valuable time.
Here’s a list of items that work for us:
1) Spend a moment to plan every day. Start by writing a list of what you need to achieve each day, even when you are not at work to get things done effectively.
3) Set a time limit. You’re more focused and less likely to get distracted if you don’t have an open ended time slot in your day for a particular task. I set a time slot in Google calendar to text me a reminder to do it, and I can also measure how long it took me so I can be confident of allocating the correct time to it in the future.
4) Do little and often. Breaking tasks into chunks helps to prevent a build up and is less overwhelming. How often have you found yourself being distracted or been refreshed by doing new work instead of that large project? By working on small increments/chunks you will find you complete more without the stress.
5) Don’t do it all on your own. If you don’t have the knowledge, skill or time. Don’t hesitate to ask for the help when you need it. Either mailing lists or co-workers may have come across the problem before. It’s also nice to be asked for help too!