Time management can be a tough job. What is important and what is urgent are often times two totally different things.
This same principle is actually true for your health. Where the important issues are almost not that urgent but the urgent issues normally get ignored.
For instance not going to the gym isn’t an urgent task but it is important in the long run.
Now the question is, is there anything you can do in 24 hours, how do we actually use these hours more effectively?
Here are 3 tips that can help you be more productive throughout the day:
- Eliminate half-work done
In this era of constant distraction, it is really a stupid decision to work on several things at the same time. Usually, we juggle between emails and text messages and to-do lists, trying to get things done. But we don’t get the most out of anything.
In our age of constant distraction, it’s stupidly easy to split our attention between what we should be doing and what society bombards us with. Usually, we’re balancing the needs of messages, emails, and to–do lists at the same time that we are trying to get something accomplished. It’s rare that we are fully engaged in the task at hand.
- Do the most important things first
Disorder and chaos tend to increase as your day goes by. At the same time, the decision you take in the spur of the moment decides your tomorrow. Maybe the decision you take today will forecast your coming life for 5 years.
If you really think something is important then do the important things first and get them over with. Don’t wait and risk getting distracted. Take out the to-do list and do the most difficult and important things first thing in the morning. This will not only reduce stress levels, it will also motivate you to achieve more things in less time.
3) Reduce the scope but be Flexible with the approach
When it comes to day to day, work it is important to know where you are going. As I have said before make your to-do list first thing in the morning. Do the most difficult task first and move on to the next one. Keep in mind that you need to achieve all the tasks on the list but what you can do is to change your approach. If something is taking more time than usual, you need to change your approach and see how it can be done. Allowing for flexibility and fluidity in your day, to find your most efficient rhythm will really help get things done.
To conclude it all
There are thousands of time management apps and productivity gadgets that can help you to work fast and smart. You’ll find more advanced calendars and task list managers to get things done in the most efficient way. But whatever you choose to do, make sure you follow these 3 basic tips that can help you with any time management project.
When it comes to a healthy and productive life, I do focus my energy on the above-mentioned things:
Eliminate half–work and focus deeply.
Do the most important thing first.
Reduce the scope but be Flexible with the approach
How have you managed your time better and accomplished more at work, at home, or at the gym?
Anwer’s unique blend of passion & expertise makes him one of the most highly pursued Digital Marketing evangelists across the globe. Currently employed in TaskQue an online task management software, Anwer specializes in search engine marketing, influential blogging, managerial business tips and digital marketing.
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How to Get Sh*t Done will teach you how to zero in on the three areas of your life where you want to excel, and then it will show you how to off-load, outsource, or just stop giving a damn about the rest.