“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.” Charles Richards
We all know the importance of time, and we all have 24 hours a day. Despite that, we don’t achieve the results and outcomes that we want to accomplish in our life and career.
And the real problem is, it’s not about having the time, but actually it’s all about using the time. Investing and spending time in a way that will bring more results and fulfill your dreams and goals.
We all do the planning, prepare to-do list, but still fail what we want to accomplish.
Time management is important for achieving your goals and creating a good life. With time management, you will plan how you will achieve your goals, and when you will reach your goals.
Taking control of your time means more productivity, creativity, results, self-discipline, and focus on big goals.
In this post, I am going to share a list of 31 time management tips and strategies that will boost your productivity and focus. With the application of these time management tips, we not can only achieve what we want to achieve, but we also build and live a significant life.
31 Time Management Tips and Strategies
1. Don’t overwhelm your do list
We all make daily to-do lists but still not getting effective results. It’s because we put several tasks and overwhelm our list and then don’t understand what action to complete.
And still busy in the present action, our mind will rush and think about the next action and it creates stress and anxiety.
For effective time management, we need to create a productive and practical to-do list. We just need to include 2 to -4 important tasks in our daily to-do and focus on them.
An after completion of these tasks, we can move to other tasks and activities.
With this strategy, we will stay productive and will achieve more effective results, and will stay happy and motivated.
2. Allocate Time to Each Task
Time allocation of each task will not only help you to be focused on things at one time. But also will help you avoided distraction and keep the mind busy to complete the tasks.
Without time allocation you will delay your tasks and, in the end, you will don’t have time for the other important tasks on the list, and it causes pressure and stress.
3. Avoid Digital Distractions
Today we are wasting our time and not getting our goals because of non-conscious distractions and disturbance in the environment.
Social media notifications, e-mails, Desktop updates, phone calls, etc all are driving our energy, time, and focus.
With opening one notification, we are taking our mind from work and study to the mobile, and video after video or photo after photo takes an hour of our time within no time.
The best use of time is to avoid the phone for the time allocated to the task. And after the completion of the task, we should check the important calls and emails.
4. Learn to Say No
Saying Yes to everyone for everything not only affects your focus and energy but also your time.
We can’t accomplish our own tasks and goal if we are busy with other people’s tasks.
We have to set boundaries and limits, and all people when we are free, or we have a space of time to allocate to others.
Remember, we should never say yes to others while busy with our own tasks and projects.
5. Learn to Delegate
You can’t do all your work on your own. And therefore for better time management, you have to learn to delegate the tasks and work to others.
Delegating the less important task to others will not save you time and energy but also will keep you creative and focused on the primary jobs and tasks.
6. Focus on One Big Goal
Multitasking is the biggest killer of time, energy, and resources. And therefore, to get the best from your time, w need to focus on the big goal.
Set your planning around one big and focus on it. And just focus on one big goal, you stay productive, focused, creative, and n the easy way will achieve your goals in life.
7. Batch Similar tasks together
Batching similar tasks together while planning a to-do list will save you a lot of time and keep your mind in flow with the work.
8. Be the Morning Person
For a majority of people, getting up early is hard, but it’s the life-changing formula for getting success in life.
Getting early means you have more time to spend on work.
And also early in the morning you can meditate and focus on your mind on your big goals.
9. Prioritize and Focus
We have to accomplish a lot of tasks, but at one time we have to give priority to one thing and then focus on this one thing.
Just focusing on one important thing at one time double our productivity and will bring the best result in the set timeline.
10. Keep the Clock Under your nose
Keeping the clock near your workplace will help you to keep your mind focused on the work. But don’t check the watch after every minute because it distracts you from the work.
Clock under the nose will help you that time is going and, so you need to focus on work and avoid distractions.
11. List of a Routine uniform
Most people waste their time deciding what to wear and what’s not.
Just make a list of weekly uniforms and each day of the weak dress in the same uniform will save you time and energy.
12. Avoid Perfectness
Waiting for the perfect moment or making things perfect will drain a lot of your time, energy, and resources.
Keep your mind focused and keep working on your goals, and the more you practice, the more you will grow and will become perfect with time.
13. Track Your Daily progress
Tracking your daily to-do list and action will help you in understanding at which time of the day you are most productive. And which type of actions and people are distracting you from your primary job.
With tracking, you will not avoid distraction, but also will spend productive time on important tasks and goals.
14. Know Your Strengths and weaknesses
Knowing your strengths and weakness will help what work is for you and which is to delegate to others. You will make list according to your strengths and skills. And remove such tasks that do not fit your skills and talent.
15. Do important things First
In the morning, we have a fresh mind and full energy. Completing the most important thing in the morning will give you motivation for other tasks of the day.
16. Face your fear
Fear of failure and rejection waste a lot of our time and stop us from growing in life and career.
But, facing our fear and problems, will give us wisdom, knowledge, learning, and courage to achieve our goals. Problems are part of success and running from a problem will not solve the issues.
Just by facing our problems, we can not only overcome problems but also achieve greatness in life.
17. Stay inspired and Motivated
Inspiration and motivation are our keys to taking action and getting things done. Start your day with the things that give you inner motivation and inspiration. And this motivation will keep you active and focused all day on your actions and to-do-list.
18. Build Your Momentum With easy Task
Start your day with an effortless task, and the completion of one simple task gives you momentum for the next task and goal to complete. The start of a simple task will give you a moment and flow for your all to-do list of the day.
19. Stop Worrying and start the action
Staying worried brings nothing but an effect on your physical and mental health. But taking action not only gives you the courage and confidence to face your problems. And also build your minds that actually the problems are nothing, but it’s our mind illusions and nothing more.
20. Work on yourself and Improve Your Skills
Improving your skills and abilities will help you complete the task in a fast way. And save time and energy for other tasks.
21. Eliminate excuses and take responsibility
Excuses are easy, but it brings nothing. We will change our results and output by taking the responsibility for our actions and our future.
When we take responsibility, then we will not only stay productive, and creative but also eliminate procrastination and will face fear and challenges.
22. Avoid Laziness
Being lazy is our biggest time killer. When you are lazy, then you will delay and avoid problems. And in the end, there will bundle of junk for you to complete.
For effective time management and productivity, we have to stay active. And the best way to stay active is to take nutritious food and regular exercise.
Regular exercise will not only keep you healthy but also will improve your work stamina and energy, and you will perform your tasks with a positive attitude and mindset.
23. Follow a Routine
Developing and following a routine is the smart way to stay active and productive. With routine, you will focus on your important tasks and will avoid distractions.
24. Avoid Bad Habits
Bad habits not only affect your time and goal, but it also has an adverse effect on your health and life. Removing bad habits and replacing them with good ones, will not only keep you productive and active but also, you will enjoy your life to the full extent.
25. Stay Accountable to someone
When you work for yourself, then you delay or procrastinate your tasks. But when you have accountability partners, then you have a sense of duty to perform. And you will complete your task at any cost and sacrifice.
26. Take a little Break
Taking a break after 50 minutes of focus and coming back with a fresh mind and energy will double your focus and productivity.
Taking minor breaks helps you to keep the time and work in focus and avoid all types of distractions.
27. Take Small Steps towards Big goals
We can’t achieve our big goals in one day. And therefore we have to divide our big goals into small taka and steps.
And in this way taking on every small task every day will double our focus, productivity, and motivation.
28. Take advantage of the technology
Taking advantage of technology will save you a lot of time and energy. Paying your bills on autopilot, food delivery, or shopping online, etc, will save you time, energy, and resources.
29. Limit Your number of Meetings
Meetings are important, but most of the meetings are useless and time-wasting. And therefore limiting your meeting number, will save you time and energy for important tasks and jobs to complete.
30. Ask for Help
We are not masters of everything and therefore; we have to think about the things that are out of our skill set and strengths. And asks for help from other skillful and experts in the industry.
31. Get enough rest and sleep
Rest and sleep are important. Getting good sleep keeps us productive and creative in the work routine.
Organizing and finding balance in life is the key to getting success in life. Without time management it’s really hard to find a balance in life and therefore, all the time you will struggle between tasks.
These time management tips will help you stay focused and productive and use the time in a way that will bring more results and output. Learn here more about time management tips and skills.