If you are unable to manage your time for yourself, then you can follow the below time management tips.
1. Audit Your Time
Track your daily activities.
- Set an alarm to remind you to record your tasks.
- Analyze your data to determine where your time is going.
- Plan and prioritize your work by using the Eisenhower matrix.
This matrix will help you prioritize your work based on urgency and importance so you can use your time more wisely.
2. Block Out Your Day
- Break your time down into discrete “blocks” or set increments wherein you’ll accomplish specific tasks.
- You might work with 30 or 60-minute time blocks, assigning tasks like “email catch-up”, “daily meeting,” or “project B” to each 30-minute block.
- Time blocking is only bad if you don’t
- give yourself the freedom to rest and
- enjoy your personal time.
- Scheduling your tasks using time blocking will allow you to get into a more productive rhythm.
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3. The Pomodoro Technique
A method for staying focused and mentally fresh.
- STEP 1: Pick a task
- STEP 2: Set a 25-minute timer
- STEP 3: Work on your task until the time is up
- STEP 4: Take a 5-minute break
- STEP 5: Every 4 Pomodoros, take a longer 15-30 minutes break
4. Daily Highlights
- A minimalist approach appears in “Make Time”, the best-selling book by authors Jake Knapp and John Zeratsky.
- The daily highlight is a solution to having this sense of accomplishment. We get something important done every day and when we go to sleep at night we feel good because it was not a wasted day.
- Your daily highlight should be your focus, your North Star.
5. The Einstein Window
- The Einstein Window is the time each and every day when you have a mental peak.
- It is the time of day you feel capable and productive as your power through your work. It normally lasts two to four hours.
- It can happen at widely different times for different people and can vary based on your lifestyle and diet too.
- Schedule your most challenging tasks at this time each day to take advantage of them.
6. Eliminate Distractions
- From checking social media to an unexpected chat with a colleague, we often don’t realize the time we spend being distracted every day.
- Becoming aware of your behaviors and making simple changes to your routine and habits will help to remove distractions and foster greater focus, creativity, and results.