We all know the importance of time, and therefore we make plans and set deadlines to get the best results from each and every day.
But most people fail in getting the desired results and tasks within the set timeline.
On the other side, successful people not only get the same results within the same time but also enjoy their life.
So we can say that the big difference between common and successful people is the effective use of time.
With effective management, one person can bring and create results equal to 100 common people.
In this post, I am going to share a list of 12 techniques and practical steps for effective time management.
12 Practical Steps For Effective Time Management;
1. Learn To Game of Effective Planning and Prioritizing
Most people set too many tasks that they feel overwhelmed and because of stress and depression, they even don’t get the results that are achievable without planning.
Setting and planning tasks and goals are easy, but effective planning is difficult.
Effective planning means just keeping 3 to 5 tasks on the list for the day and set a timeline for each task.
As time passed, leave the current task finished or unfinished, take a break for a rest, and start working on another important task on the list.
With this approach, you will not be effective, but also you will come with creative ideas and ways to complete all tasks for each day.
2. Work on Self-awareness
Self-awareness means knowing your strengths, ability, value, and weaknesses.
Every task is not for us, and if we do every task by own then, we will waste all our day, checking notifications, taking complaints, and there will be no productive or creative work.
With self-awareness, you will just focus on the work that you perform in the best and effective way.
And delegate all the tasks that that don;r match your skills and strengths.
Effective delegation of work is also a skill that will make more productive and creative.
3. Time Block For Each Task
Setting time blocks and sticking to them, not only will help you to focus on one task at one time but also, you will try to avoid all kinds of distractions and complete the task within a set timeline.
4. Silent Mobile for a Fixed Time Block
Our mobile phones are the biggest source of distractions.
Notifications from social media, and watching stories after stories, or video after video will not only waste our time. But also drain our energy and focus.
Just turning off mobile for a time block will keep your focus on the task. And you can check all kinds of calls or necessary mails. Notifications, etc. after the completion of a task.
4. Set Boundaries
Set boundaries that at the fixed time and workplace, no one will come to bother or disturb you. And you will stay effective and focused on your work.
Later, after completing the task, you can talk and interact with team members.
5. Take Rest Breaks
Taking breaks is not a waste of time, but it’s time to recharge your battery and come back with focus and energy. Working for a long period makes you less creative and exhausted.
Taking breaks after a 90-minute of consistent focus will make your work more effective and productive.
6. Set Big Why and Purpose
Setting big goals and why will help to focus on your job and avoid all kinds of frustrations.
Big purpose and why will give you the mindset of giving priority to your tasks over small enjoyments and watching Netflix or social media.
7. Getting Enough Sleep and Rest
Sleep and rest are more important than work because without enough sleep and rest you will feel tired and there will be no productivity and creativity.
Instead of watching TV or Social media till late at night, go to bed early, get 7 to 8 hours of sleep, and get up early. And starts your day with being grateful and grateful.
This routine is the biggest secret of all successful people for productivity and creativity.
8. Tracking and Checking Your Performance
Checking your daily performance will help you in understanding where you are effective. And where you need improvements and changes to get the best result in less time.
9. Stop Multitasking
Running after two rabbits at one time, you will catch none. But it’s our core nature that we look and jump at every new shiny thing and idea.
We try multitasking to get more things in less time, but actually, we are wasting our time and energy, because multitasking will lead to no results in a set timeline.
Start no small or big task, without completing the current task, and you will be a master of your time.
10. Organized Your Environment
Organizing your workspace and environment not only helps in avoiding distractions. But also give you motivation and focus on the primary job and work.
11. Start Your day with an Easy and Simple Task
Completion of one task will give you motivation and confidence for the next one.
And therefore starting your day with a straightforward task will make the next task easy because your morale and self-esteem will be high. And you Will be just focusing on getting things done.
12. Focus on Progress, not Perfection
There is no such thing as perfection. We can only improve ourselves slowly and slowly.
But when you look for perfection, then you procrastinate and waste your time, in waiting for the right time and resources.
When we focus on progress and daily improvements, then we not only get results, but also improve our productivity and creativity.
Time is priceless and limited. And therefore, wasting your time is the biggest cruelty on the face of the earth. Set big goals, master self-awareness, get disciplined, and you will be the master of your life and future. Learn here more about time management and Self-improvement.