Every person gets the same number of hours in a day, but certain people appear to be able to accomplish more. The difference is in the way you use these hours. These tips for managing time can help you work smarter, not harder.
1. Plan ahead.
You may not be able to predict all that will take place, but you can still be prepared. Make a list with the tasks you need to complete each day. Include any deadlines or meetings that may affect your schedule. Estimate the time each task will require the most precise way you can. This will ensure that you stay on the right course and feel more productive.
2. Eliminate distractions.
Distractions can come from a number of places, including social media, co-workers text messages, personal phone calls, or even random thoughts and they all can cause destruction on your productivity. Be sure to recognize the things that distract you and find a strategy for dealing with them. Perhaps you can limit distractions by closing your doors or putting your phone on silent. You might need to say no to your friends or change the date of your coffee date if you have an important assignment due.
3. Prioritize your tasks.
Everyday, take a look at each task and prioritize it by importance and urgency. This will stop you from feeling overwhelmed by the long list of tasks, and ensure that the most important ones are completed first.