Time flies by. Always. It is hard to make the best use of your time as you have a long to-do list every day. Do you feel overwhelmed by the huge tasks you have to do daily? Or do you sometimes miss an important task?
Proper time management is a must when you need the most productivity at work. Managing time can be quite challenging to develop. Productivity has become a bigger challenge especially after 2020. Many people are working from their home, having less structure than usual. It's easier to be busy all day and still not make much progress to tick off the to-do lists. Are you finding a solution to manage your time in a better way?
CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE THINGS
Every day you wake up and plan to finish all your due tasks but you can't take a hold of the passing time. Rather than complaining, re-think the way you work! Have you been:
If you go through a repeated pattern of procrastination, it doesn't mean you are not good enough. There might be some other obstacles that is not reversible only with discipline.
HAVING A CLUMSY TO-DO LIST?
Too many works on the list can lead you to procrastination. Think about online shopping, when you have too many options, you are less likely to make a decision and buy.
BEATING YOURSELF UP?
Social media platforms make everyone look as though they have it sorted to have such a great life. In reality, everyone else is also trying to figure things out. Don't compare your life with others and work on your own journey. You are one of a kind and you have your own pace of growing.
If you can relate to the above-mentioned approaches, these might be the road blockers in your way to success!
So, what will you do to fix it up? What is the best solution to get over the laziness and do some real work? Is it a single solution? Or do you need a combination of more than one thing? Let's discuss your options below.
SET YOUR GOALS AND TIME BLOCK YOUR DAY
Have you ever thought why does it feel so difficult to complete your to-do list? It is because you might have listed down some unattainable goals. You have to set up goals those are:
FOCUS ON TASKS THAT MATTER!
In short, you have to sort your tasks on the basis of urgency and importance. Here's a practical tip on how can you design your to-do list in a realistic way.
- URGENT ONES: Finish these tasks as early as you can!
- SIGNIFICANT BUT NOT IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW: Schedule these tasks for later
- NOT THAT URGENT AND NOT THAT IMPORTANT TOO: You can set these tasks aside for now.
- EASY TO OUTSOURCE: Are you working on some trivial tasks that doesn't need your expertise? Why don't you outsource the works and focus on more meaningful ones?
TIME BLOCK YOUR TASKS
This is a smart way to trick your brain to finish a task on time. Sometimes, it is easy to get lost even while you are sitting right at your desk. Set up a workable time limit for each task and you can also set a timer on. Push yourself to the end of the timer and you will get it done, guaranteed!
Effective time management is a result of having the right attitude and focus. There are a few smart apps, calendars and time-tracking devices to help you manage your tasks on time.