Ever find yourself thinking there simply isn’t enough time in a given day to get things done?
I would argue a lot of people feel this way, and chances are if you find yourself overwhelmed with your list of things to do on a daily basis, your time management skills could use some improvement.
Having subpar time management skills is definitely not the worst thing that could happen to someone, and there’s no reason to stress if you think your own time management skills could be polished. There are simple fixes and tips and tricks to ensure your time management skills are better than ever, and although I don’t believe my own are flawless, I figured I could share them because they work for me a majority of the time.
- Make to-do lists. This might seem like a given, but there’s nothing worse than having a mental list of a billion things you need to get done, only to forget half of what the list contained halfway through the day. Writing things down and having a tangible list for you to consult makes tasks clearer and more concise, and scratching off things you have finished is super satisfying.
- Give yourself deadlines. Procrastination is our own worst enemy, and telling ourselves we will get to something tomorrow turns into weeks and eventually months down the road. Having achievable deadlines in place for tasks can help you to stay on track and maintain your sanity, and they limit some of the stress that comes with things we know we need to get done.
- Limit the time you spend on your phone. We’re all guilty of opening up Instagram for what we plan to be five minutes, only to glance at the clock and see that an hour has passed. Give yourself a few minutes every couple of hours to check your phone, and put it down when this time has passed. Phones can be a major time-sucker, but allotting limited time to check apps and social media can keep your schedule moving smoothly.
Time management doesn’t have to be a complicated concept. Figure out what works best for you and go from there.
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