Do you ever feel like you have too much on your plate? Maybe you’re not using a big enough plate. In other words, do you truly have too much to do? Or are you simply not managing your time well. If you’re having difficulty with time management, here are a few ways you can get back on track…
Do your research: You may think you know exactly how much time you have free and how much time you need to get things done every day, but it’s not always easy to be accurate with those estimations. Spend some time keeping a detailed record of your daily tasks and the other productive activities that fill up your day. Once you’ve gotten rid of the pointless things that can waste your time, you’ll have a greater understanding of how much time you have available and how much time you really need each day.
Make a schedule: If you do a thorough job of planning out your day, you should end each day feeling super productive and accomplished. Make sure that you’re not only blocking out time for co-workers and clients, but also time for yourself to complete the things you have on your list. If you’re not finding time to scratch things off your to-do list, you’ll never catch up.
Find your weak spots: Everyone wastes a little time every day. For some it’s in the morning, for some it’s closer to quitting time, and for others it’s at other random times during the day. If you’re having trouble getting all of your tasks accomplished every day, figure out where your weak spots are, and be more mindful during these hours.