Uncategorized December 2, 2019

25 hours in a day?


Can we increase the amount of time in our limited 24-hour days? Probably not. BUT, there are alternative ways to make the most of what we’ve got! Want to know how you can keep yourself on track, without getting lost in a sea of commitments? Improve the organization of your schedule with these time management tips! 



Important events should never be forgotten. If you have a meeting to attend, a task to complete, or a place to go, put it on your calendar! This will help you keep track of the things you don’t want to forget without distracting you from the task at hand. Also, make sure you include times so you can plan your day accordingly! Physical calendars are a great place to start. But if you’re constantly on the go, look into getting an online calendar. This way, you can access your schedule from multiple devices, regardless of where you are! 



Start your day by tackling your biggest, most important tasks (or MIT’s). The ‘impending doom’ of a huge task can cause unnecessary anxiety and be quite distracting. Avoid the stress by getting your MIT’s done first! This will also create some momentum to propel you through the remaining tasks with increased productivity and confidence. Plus, finishing the task that takes the most time and energy may allow you more time at the end of the day to unwind! 



Sometimes the things that take up the most time are your extra commitments! Although it’s wonderful to attend events and offer your help, it’s also extremely easy to become overloaded with too many obligations. If your schedule is already full, give a firm no! Or, postpone until your schedule is clear and ready for your commitment. Remember, overwhelming yourself will hurt a lot more than it will help. Don’t take on more than you can handle! You’ll thank yourself for it later on.  



You don’t need extra hours in a day to make better use of your time. Try these tips to see how your efforts are affected! And, if you find a better way to work efficiently and lower your stress levels, keep at it! Time management will vary from person to person; find your groove and stick with it!