There are times when you think that you have done everything until your boss or teacher proves you wrong. Not only that you put yourself into trouble, but you have also put others in a bottleneck situation. You might be thinking of investing in good, iconic watches, but there’s more to that.
Whether you are at work, school, or running some errands, time is always the biggest constraint. When you get distracted, you forget which should be done first. Then, you also forget what could have been accomplished for the day. So here are the top tips for managing your time:
1. Have all devices available anytime, anywhere
Think of all the devices that tell time – cellular phones, watches, analog wall clocks, or your car’s clock. These devices allow you to read time whenever and wherever you go.
2. Always wake up early
As the saying goes, “The early bird catches the worm.” This is an advantage if you wake up hours before sunrise. You will have more time to improve what you have been doing the last night.
Waking up early is so beneficial to the body. It can lessen your stress levels and improve your sleeping quality. This will make you more driven to do more things without pressure. Putting your health above all else is always the best option for better planning.
3. List your daily activities for tomorrow
Grab a piece from your sticky notepad and write down the things that you should be doing the next morning. Doing this will set your mind that you have something to finish that is in order. The more you give attention to this daily list, the more that you finish the tasks early.
You can also make some notes on your mobile device. If you are doing written notes, you can also put it somewhere near your front door before leaving the house. Then, you can pull it out into a visible area when in transit. In this manner, you will be able to remember things effectively.
4. Give space for emergencies
The next thing that you might want to consider is the timeframe of these listed items. If you already have a schedule, some tasks between breaks will help. Or, you can put some tasks before and after going home to loosen yourself a bit during lunch.
If you have slack time in your daily schedule, put it as it is. Do not put anything important unless manifested in your agenda. This is very significant because it helps you plan ahead of time in case of emergencies that might arise. Even if you are busy, there will always be minutes and hours that you are free, and this can let you buy more time.
5. Alarm clocks are not only for mornings
You heard it right, that annoying sound that you hear every 6 in the morning can help you get through the day. If you have provided yourself a list of activities, put them in your phone alarm and fill out your task. This makes more sense if you don’t look at your phone from time to time, giving you the advantage to finish more things.
Prioritize in a daily manner. You cannot do things properly and efficiently if you have been doing a weekly plan alone. Unless you are thinking of hitting two birds with one stone, you can plan for both of your weekly and daily tasks. This allows you to track big and small activities.
You can also ask for help from your friends or classmates during the weekends. Plan out the things that you need to do for the coming days. If this becomes a routine, you can develop discipline, making things easier next time.
Salman is a prolific environmental writer, and has authored more than 500 articles in reputed journals, magazines and websites. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management, sustainability and conservation all over the world.
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