Understanding what time mean to you is a key factor that you can use to make your day productive. This issue has being spoken about by many professionals who share their personal opinion in the way they see it helpful to them. Frankly speaking, I have come to understand that they all have vital point that I believe can be helpful to those who apply them.
One thing we must know about this time management issue, is that we all have different schedule to our different type of jobs. What may work for one person may not work for another person. So knowing how your work and life pattern function is another key point to take note. For example; a person who works in an office from 8:00am – 5:00pm may not undergo the kind of stress a person who works an eight hour shift work.
Another thing I discover is the issue of clock time and real time. Clock time is a result of the activities planned in alignment to the time of our watch. Real time is the amount of daily activities we get involved that actually define our level of productivity. The truth is that we can’t actually live in clock time because life is unpredictable, especially for people who are engaged in multiple tasks daily. We can only define our level of productivity but the amount of task we accomplish successfully each day, not by the number of things we do each hour.
When planning a time management schedule we should have it in mind that we are looking forward to be productive in the number of task we desire to achieve. These are some time management tips you can use or at least add to your own.
- Make sure to plan your day, by taking at least 30 minutes first thing when you wake up.
- Endeavour to make a to-do list of the things you want to achieve for that day.
- You should be able to set your daily task in a priority list, from most important to least important. This will help you to determine what will be more productive to the daily goal.
- Ensure to eliminate distraction as they arise during the day. This will help you to stay focus on what is important.
- Avoid doing multiple tasks at the same time, this will make you disorganize and achieve nothing at the end of the day. This kind of activity is seen in an office environment (mostly office secretary), where tasks is constantly flowing from different angles.
- At times of work overload try to take a break and relax or get into other non-working activity.
- Try to take note of the activities that make you more productive and focus on applying those methods regularly. This will help you to increase your productivity rate daily.
- As your day progresses try to work on the most productive goals that are at the top of your list. By doing this you will be guaranteed a day of great accomplishment.
- Endeavour to set time out for recreational activity or relaxation moment, where you will need to refresh yourself before plunging back to your tasks.
- As the day ends take a list of the activities that you did for evaluation. This will help you to earmark things you need to take note of whether they are helpful or not.
- You should always get a good night sleep of 7-8 hours every day. For this is very healthy for your body.
- Once in a while exercise for the body can help to revitalize you for higher productivity.