6 time management Techniques to make the most of your day

by Tatiana Maldonado


Posted on August 2, 2021 at 11:56 PM


6 time management Techniques to make the most of your day

Category: Entreprenuer

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Focusing on an assignment or project at work can seem impossible with so many distractions, but, oftentimes, it’s less about ignoring external distractions, and focusing inward on the many things you can do every day to focus.

There are a number of smart and interesting techniques you can use to help yourself work more productively at your place of business. Here are six such techniques that will help you be a more productive team member for your employers and colleagues.

Set SMART Goals

The first, most obvious, and most important step to take when focusing, whether at work or in another part of your life, is to set goals which are SMART. SMART is an acronym which stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and Timely.

In short, when you create your goals, you should know what you want to accomplish, how you’ll accomplish them, whether or not you can actually achieve them in the proper timeframe, whether or not you can realistically achieve the goal you’ve made, and how fast you can achieve said goal. Knowing the answer to all of these questions will help you keep focused and work at a faster and more sustainable clip. This technique will allow you to develop goals which work for you.

Prioritize Your Important Tasks First

One of the great cop-outs people give themselves is allowing themselves to focus on the unimportant and simple tasks in a day first. When they accomplish these multiple simple and less important tasks, they give themselves a pat on the back and feel a sense of accomplishment which is overblown and exaggerated.

You can help yourself break this cycle by focusing on the most important tasks in your life first. Prioritizing your important goals will help you actually make progress in terms of your goals. You should ask yourself how your routine is helping you accomplish your goals and how you can improve upon your daily tasks. Putting important tasks first will also give you the confidence to check off more things off of your to-do list.

Measure and Track Your Time

Another common mistake many people make is not noting their daily tasks and life in a journal of some sort. This is something which can easily be fixed, however; simply buy a new journal and make room in it to mark down your daily routines and what you’ve actually accomplished over the course of the day.

Writing down these details will help you more easily go back and see what you’ve managed to accomplish over the course of a week, a month, a year. Writing down your time management and tasks will also help you notice errors in your way of thinking and times you could have accomplished a goal but chose not to, which may give you more fuel to accomplish that goal or a different goal later on.

Use Your Mornings Wisely

For those who live without structure and generally have difficulty accomplishing tasks, one of the first steps to take is to wake up earlier and accomplish more during the morning. This can also have far- reaching effects on the rest of the day, so if you already wake up early but don’t accomplish much before you go to work, adjusting this habit can help you throughout the day, both when you’re working and when you come home.

During the morning, you should accomplish a wide range of tasks, such as eating a healthy breakfast and taking care of yourself mentally and physically. You can go for a short jog or walk during your mornings, which will loosen your muscles and help blood flow throughout the day. Your mornings should also be fairly regimented, meaning you should get in the habit of making habits before you go into work.

Organize Your Day During Your Nights

In tandem with accomplishing more during the morning, you should prep your morning routine the night before you actually wake up. For example, you can lay out your clothes and breakfast foods for yourself. Spending just a few seconds each night can help yourself in the morning three times over, as you’ll be much more tired and groggy during each morning.

This will save you time and energy and help get yourself off to the right footing each and every day. Prepping for the morning during the night will also help you sleep better, as many are distracted by their morning routines the night before. This can help you move past brain fog and feel great about accomplishing more with a great zeal and zest for productivity.

Group Similar Tasks Together

Our brains love to think in terms of similar groupings and patterns. You can take advantage of this inherent psychological element by grouping similar tasks together during the most productive parts of your day. Different projects and tasks take a different mindset and level of energy and ambition.

Grouping tasks together will help normalize the amount of effort it takes to accomplish them, as well as the mindset it takes to get these things done. Trying to do too many things at once which are completely unrelated to each other leads to natural and sometimes severe mental decline in the moment. If you have writing to do, try getting it all done at once, then move onto a different task after a small break.

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Name: Tatiana Maldonado

Tatiana Maldonado