Tips for Effective Time Management

    September 15, 2022 Education

    Tips for Effective Time Management

    1). Establish clear goals

                   Identify exactly what it is you would like to achieve and what your priorities are. It is also helpful to divide them into short-term and long-term goals. For example, you can start small by setting a goal where you will not respond to unrelated calls or text messages while studying or working.

    2). Make a to-do list and schedule

                   Having a list of tasks you have completed is a good way to stay organized and efficiently achieve your goals. With a proper list, you’ll be less likely to lose track of your progress. You can use a schedule to set a time limit by determining how much time should be spent on each task.

    3). Utilize time management tools

                   A time management tool can be a great way to assist your progress. You can use a traditional planner, or you can take advantage of the brilliant technology that we have access to by using the application on your devices such as Outlook, Toggl, and Google Tasks. With these, you’ll be able to schedule any tasks or events in advance. You’ll also be reminded as the events draw closer.

    4). Get organized

                   Keeping your workspace clean and comfortable is always a good idea. Declutter your desk and arrange your documents in their respective files or binders, or better yet, create a proper filing system for them. Most importantly, sanitize regularly. A neat and tidy environment does wonder for your mental health and can help inspire your work as well.

    5). Remove distractions

                   Determine what’s important and not, then get them out of the way to free up your space and time for your priorities. You may mute your notifications and leave unimportant calls or messages for another time. By eliminating distractions, you’ll be able to increase your focus on the task at hand and concentrate better.

    6). Let yourself breathe

                   You’ve worked hard; now it’s time to reward yourself. Take a walk, watch an episode or two of your favorite tv show, read a new book, go sightseeing, rest well, and most importantly, relax. You’ve certainly earned it. Constantly working without a break can bring disastrous consequences to your work and health (physically and mentally). Overworking can cause extreme exhaustion, burnout, and loss of motivation. It is important to know when to press pause. As they say, WORK HARD, PLAY HARD! 

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