Does it ever feel like you always have too much on your plate to do? And that no matter how hard you try to it all done you always seem to find yourself running out of time? Trust me, you are not alone. Finding the time to accomplish your tasks may feel much harder than it actually is.
The key word to staying productive in your tasks is simply called “time management.” This, of course, is much easier said than done but there are several ways it can be accomplished and help you stay on track to get all your tasks completed whether it be at work or at home.
Why Your Tasks Never Get Done In The Time You Plan?
Just because you have a something to complete doesn’t always mean that there is a right moment to get it done.
As our days get more demanding with projects and obligations, it is important to make sure we take the time to plan out our days, weeks and even months.
This is the number one step to time management and aiding anyone in ensuring they keep all their tasks listed, visible, and current.
You don’t use schedule or to-do list
The first and oldest trick in the book to managing your time is having a calendar. Now that most everything is digital, there are different calanders that can pair with your desk top, phone, and other electronic devices. This will help you see everything at the touch of your finger tips allowing you to visually see when your projects are due allowing you to get the most productivity out of your day. Write everything down that needs to get done and above all else, make sure it is visible.
You don’t utilize technology
Most of us have our phones with us at all times. Don’t be afraid to use it to your advantage. Not only does it have several time management apps to help you stay on target but you can utilize the “reminder” feature (either in your calendar or a separate application) to make sure that you are sticking to the time frames that at set.
You’re ignoring the internal clock
Ask yourself, do you remember when did you sleep all night last time? Almost all of us worked till midnight or even later once, some people are still doing it constantly. The lack of sleep causes problems with concentration and focus, which affects decision making. You should ensure your brain at least seven to eight hours sleep per day to be impressive by results.
Your day is overscheduled
Even if you’re leading a to-do list, your schedule is full of different tasks and you don’t have enough time to sit calmly and have a cup of coffee. Think about all the things to do – is it necessary to do it by yourself? Maybe you can delegate it to others? Get in touch with the other people involved and try to share the work. I know that you’re a perfectionist, but sometimes it’s worth to trust your co-workers.
You put your tasks off
“There’s always something more important” – you know that feeling, right? Stop doing it and schedule some time at work for ALL the tasks need to be done. Remember that you should dedicate more time to the larger tasks – try to make the combos of smaller ones and do them at once.