Running Out of Time?
By: Rachael Nuss
Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time in the day? If so, you’re not alone. Many people report feeling like they’re being “rushed” through their workday. True, we all have the same 24 hours. However, few of us really understand how to utilize our time effectively. Learning about time management could be a valuable skill that can help you optimize your time at work, at home and at play. Time management is understanding how to prioritize and schedule your tasks each day. Here are a few techniques to help you get the most out of your day!
First, create a daily “to-do” list each morning. Write down at least 3 tasks you want to accomplish for that day. Next, prioritize them. What’s most important thing? What can wait? Make sure it’s realistic and balances work/life priorities. Be sure to get clarity for tasks you may have questions about. Put some reasonable time frames for each task. This will help you focus on what you want to complete for that day and give you guidance on your priorities. Creating a daily “to-do” list can help you prepare for your day, focus on your priorities, keep you on schedule and give you a great feeling of accomplishment.
Don’t wait! It’s important to implement time management now to create good habits quickly. These good habits can help make many parts of your work, home and play days more efficient and much more enjoyable! Good time management is also a great way to reduce stress, reduce distractions, stay on schedule and improve our overall productivity.