Time Management is taught as a skill at Steeplechase Business Solutions. At some point in all of our lives, we have struggled with it. We teach planning, scheduling, and basic time management at all levels. Below are some tips that you should learn early on to help you be more productive.
- Time is of the essence. If you don’t have time, you are doing it wrong. There is plenty of time, but did you make it a priority?
- Days can get busy. Plan for four or five productive hours of the day. Leave down time for anything that comes up and time for yourself.
- Take advantage when you’re in the zone. Some days may be more productive than
others. When you aren’t having a great day, don’t beat yourself up about it. Take advantage of that day you are on a roll.
- Stop constant multi-tasking. Not only have studies shown that brain exhaustion occurs when multi-tasking all day, it also means that you are not doing any task at 100%. Stay focused on the task at hand.
- Smaller time frame for tasks. Use smaller time frames when trying to complete tasks. This makes you work harder and quicker to accomplish tasks.
- Not everything will be perfect. You can’t get stuck on making everything perfect, but you can have time to make it all successful.
- More work hours does not mean more productivity. Just because you sit at your desk for more than 8 hours does not mean you will be doing more than 8 hours of work. Look at your schedule hourly to make sure your time is not being under utilized.
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- Combine tasks that can go together. If you have a long list of brainless tasks, do them all together and quickly.
- Plan important meetings early in the morning. Time is wasted more in leading up to meetings. If you are sitting around and waiting for your first meeting is at 11am, you are wasting time.
- Break down massive tasks. Make large tasks into smaller achievable tasks.
- Delegate. If you know a task can get done by someone else quickly and efficiently, don’t be afraid to delegate tasks to others.
- Focus on the future. You can’t change yesterday or the past, but you can improve and work hard for today and the future.
- Always take notes. When you are working hard throughout the day and think of a creative, ingenious idea, write it down. It’s hard to remember everything that you come up with. Also, write down unrelated things that pop into your head. Ideas can always be used in the future.
- Set deadlines. Don’t keep tasks lingering and unfinished. Setting a timeline can help you finish your task and complete all your objectives.
Steeplechase Business Solutions is consistently teaching and training our team on Franklin Covey Scheduling and time management courses.
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