If you are reading this piece of information, you must have at least once in your life thought of being three hours too soon better than a minute too late and levelling up your time management skills.
Didn’t you? Well, in that case, did you plan your day and spent it decently? Or did you spent it unfruitfully?
In this, we’ll talk about the most important aspect of life
what’s in it for me
- What is time
- Why do we need to manage our time
- Is it beneficial
- Certified ways to use time efficiently
What is time
It is like a river, its duty is to flow and ours is to flow with its current. It never waits for anyone so we need to understand how to perform our best with this amount of life we’re left with.
Management of it is the skill which gives you perfection in life and experts believe that one who knows time management it well, lives life exuberantly.
The average human lifespan consists of around 4,000 weeks. Which sounds like a big number until you consider how many days are spent at school, retired, or sleeping. You can have a lot of money in your pocket and lack of time at the very same moment.
Why do we need to manage our time
- To achieve our goals faster
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- To prioritize our works
- gain laser-like focus
- To do more
- Avoid procrastination
- Work with more energy and enthusiasm
- More time to spend with your loved ones
- Boost self-esteem
- Enhances self-discipline in life
- To live our most productive life
- To control our life consciously
Here see this,
Is it management beneficial
There comes the difference between a self-disciplined and disorganized chaotic person which is shown in this skill.
The one who manages and distributes his time must know about the yields of it which are being self-aware, self-regulated and it does help in building a simple disciplined happy life it also enhances the multitasking ability and adaptability to accept challenges.
With effective time management skills, you can spend more time with your dear ones and you can also learn a new skill or invest your time in something which might make you happier than you are right now.
Certified Ways to use it effectively:-
- Prioritize your tasks
- Do one thing at a moment
- Set goals regularly
- Have a To-do list
- Self motivate yourself
- Reduce distractions
- Get out of comfort zone
- Check on your lifestyle
- Plan everything wisely
- Try to set your alarm 15 mins earlier
- Figure out where you waste most of your time
- Learn to say no
- Use some apps for focus
- Start your morning with a lot of power
- Avoid songs prefer music
“the single most important is making progress on meaningful work.”
Prioritize your tasks:
Imagine a scenario where you already have a burden of tasks and you are given more than 24 hours in a day, would you complete the pending tasks or add more tasks to your to-do list?
so ultimately, time management is the skill on how to handle and complete tasks within the specified time.
|Urgent (Do or die)||Most Important|
|Less important||Can be done later|
This technique helps in producing productive work. By classifying your work in this way, you can start to prioritize your time and map out a schedule that allows you to do more of the important work and less of the not important.
Do one thing at a moment:
Multitasking ability is the ability to work on more than one thing at a time and complete each of them with the required proficiency but it requires focus division and division of labour so it’s better to do one thing at a moment with full of focus to achieve the best results.
Set goals regularly
Goals setting is the most seen character of any successful person. Experts define goal setting as the act of selecting a target or objective you wish to achieve.
Fair enough but that’s not enough goals which are helpful and beneficial must be prioritized goal setting helps in distinguishing the importance of work and helps in dividing the focus equally among all the work. Read my blog: Goal setting
Have a To-do list
Self motivate yourself
You can’t complete or start work if you’re not motivated within yourself.
To energize yourself you need to start feeding your mind with positive affirmatives and acknowledge with some motivating books.
As we know “No motivation is greater than self-motivation.”
Distractions these are those unwanted attention seekers who suck all your motivation, energy and time unknowingly.
Try to find a place away from all kind of distraction to be more productive and reduces the sources of distractions to give your full focus attention to your work without any ado.
“you cannot do big things if you are constantly distracted by the small ones” one more “Never let anyone or anything distract you from noticing how amazing you are”
Get out of comfort zone
Being in your comfort zone is the biggest mistake one can do. I know it is easier to be surrounded by some boundaries and remains comfortable in it than to face your fears and go beyond them You can never befriend with time if you’ll always be in comfort.
To be in time you need to be out of comfort zone you can’t achieve anything if you get comfortable it results only in laziness and failure sometimes.
Check on your lifestyle
A to-do list is a checklist of the works to be done in that day week or month. Cross all the work you’ve already completed and arrange them in a perfect sequence according to the time they need to be done with this you are 3 steps ahead of the world we’re living.
Have a look at your life on the things upon which you waste your energy anonymously try to declutter your from these things and try to minimize your work.
You can put yourself in a new environment adopt new changes slowly and get benefitted with them. Try to change your perspective slowly and wisely you that you’ll develop with grace and faith.
Plan everything wisely
Plan out and prioritize the tasks. Have a to-do monthly weekly and daily list so that you can be productive. To be productive you need to plan everything.
Planning is the first and most crucial step so for that take your time at your own pace do planning with taking a look at all pros and cons of the task you will complete and will not.
Try to set your alarm 15 mins earlier
I have seen people who set their clocks, watches 5 mins ahead of the actual time it’s weird and it doesn’t help in any way and from my experience,
according to psychology study showed that people will be 50% more efficient when the deadline is coming and adjusting clock 15 mins ahead will future create a virtual deadline for someone and also a fake sense of urgency inside the subconscious mind.
Figure out where you waste most of your time
Consciously try to observe of your life and figure out where your trigger point is where you unknowingly waste most of your time is it in social media or in other activities which consumes your energy.
Some common ways to figure out where you waste your time are:
- Track yourself where you spend your it
- Analyze it
- Use the collected data and make further improvement in it
- While doing work try to use a stopwatch for more progress in tracking it.
Learn to say no
Sometimes due to emotional trigger, we are not able to deny the proposal of our dear ones
for example, if your boss asked you to complete a task which can be done by some other staff and you were about to depart for the home to spend some quality time with your family you can simply say a NO with grace.
Use some apps for focus
There are many focus retention apps which are usually helpful to complete work perfectly and you can even keep a check on yourself with these.
Here is the list of some of my choice :
Start your morning with a lot of power
Many people believe that the way you start your day almost defines everything about how you’ll end your day so try to gain some positive energy at the beginning of the day try to start it with some yoga or exercise and healthy breakfast.
Avoid songs prefer music
Music is more beneficial than songs it can make you sad happy anything without even saying anything whereas songs are the combination of lyrics and music.
While working the lyrics of the song might get stuck inside your head which affects so try some music like Beethoven and Chopin or maybe Mozart which really heals everything
Some Frequently Asked Questions:
Time is what we are born in so it is never too late or too early to learn this skill. It is the only lifetime skill which will help you for your rest of life.
If you learn this skill perfectly then you will be able to balance life with your optimum and you’ll learn to balance between work life and personal life which is rare in this modern age.
Being able to be far away from flawless is what brings you satisfaction and stress will eventually fade away from your life and you will enjoy your life with more charisma and energy.
The way we can’t control the flow of the river we can still try to get with the flow of the river. and some people keep complaining that the time they own is never enough for anything and now after reading all this time management story and you always remember that tomorrow is a new day
“If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not. “
Elon Musk is the master of time he owns more than 2 companies so if you don’t know about him yet go and check it out.
Now rock it, dear reader.
Hey, there I am currently a student who is striving hard in search of her passion.✨