We all have 24-hours in a day but everyone has their time schedule to handle the things properly. Here are a couple of super-powerful time management tips which will be beneficial for everyone.
1. Create a time audit
When you try to manage your time, the first step you should take is finding out where you spend more time. The easiest way to keep track is to download an app like RescueTime, Toggl or my app Calendar which will track everything you do for a week. and then you can access it later.
2. Set a time limit for each task
Time limit is necessary for every work and it also prevents you from getting distracted or procrastinating.In that way, you can get an idea which things you usually do in between the time reserved for something else.
3. Plan Everything before
If you want to manage things properly, you need to plan before the day. Thenyou wouldn’t wander aimlessly. Before leaving the work for the day, spend atleast 15-minutes to make a list of your most important things for tomorrow. Alongside this, choose 3 or 4 most urgent works that need to be done on the next day.
4. Use a to-do-list, but don’t abandon tasks
“All goals and projects are made up of smaller parts that need to be accomplished in order to achieve the goal, or complete the project. Create to-do lists for each goal and project, listing all the measurable steps that need to be accomplished,” says William Lipovsky. “Aside from keeping you focused, this also motivates you as you are able to see what you have already achieved, and what remains.”
William further says, “make a point of always returning to and completing these tasks once you are able to. This may require you to set a limit on the number of tasks you are working on at any given time.”
5. Follow the 80-20 rule
“The Pareto Principle also known as the 80-20 rule suggests that 80% of results come from 20% of the effort put in. This is commonly used in sales as 80% of sales typically come from 20% of the customers,” shares Renzo Costarella. “When it comes to how you should manage your time this principle can also be applied. 80% of your results comes from 20% of your actions.”
Renzo also suggests that you should start by looking “at your schedule or to-do-list every day. For the sake of simplicity try to get down five tasks you need to accomplish. Using the principle you can probably eliminate the majority of the items on your list. It may feel unnatural at first but overtime this will condition you to scale up effort on the most important tasks.”