In a world where we’re always on the go, where we can access most of what we need at our fingertips no matter where in the world we are, time in our biggest asset. It’s what we want to make the most of and what we don’t have enough of.
Using the time, you have effectively will help you to get more stuff done!
Here’s my top tips to make the most out of your time:
Focus on one thing at a time – Sounds simple and it is, however, it’s often those simple steps we miss out on doing right? Jumping from one task to another will make you less productive, you’ll feel more stress and chances are none of the tasks will be completed on time.
Remove all distractions – We are more connected now than ever, and whilst having the latest tech on hand can be useful, it can also be a huge distraction. How many times have you been focused on a task and your phone is pinging away with emails, messages, or other notifications? How often do you stop to check them? Each time it reduces our productivity and contributes to having less time to work. Switch off notifications, put your ‘do not disturb’ on or remove the devices from your environment completely.
Set task time limits – Here I mean give yourself reasonable time to complete tasks whole or schedule in regular breaks. Also, you may want to consider device time limits too. Things like checking emails, messages and scrolling setting time limits or schedule it in as a task in your day can help give you time back in your day to achieve your goals.
Plan your tasks and days in advance – schedule in tasks in your calendar like a regular meeting, if you have weekly goals/targets plan the time in each day to complete the task. This will allow you to take regular breaks and keep focused on the task in hand. It also means that the tasks will get done.
Now I know life happens and we have to adjust to accommodate unexpected tasks coming into our time, but if you have a good foundation in place, you’ll have the tools to navigate these set backs.