"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you are the pilot."
Are you envious of your co-worker who constantly accomplishes more than you? Do you wonder how the successful actor, businessmen, lawyers have gotten to w here they are now? No matter how you slice it, everyone has only 24 hours in a day; their success is a result of how they manage their time to achieve more with less effort.
Here are the top 7 tips to master your time and improve your ability to focus:
Structure your day
Make daily and weekly plans with reasonable allocation of time limits for each task and frequent breaks. Making checkbooks against these tasks will help in tracking what has been completed versus what is left. You can also use apps like Time Tune, Todoist to distribute your workload more effectively.
Commit to your plan
Now that you have charted out your plan, it's important to follow it with complete sincerity. Focus on one job at a time. Instead of throwing a towel in the face of a tough situation, get out of your comfort zone and face it. Maintain willingness and a sense of dedication to do whatever it takes to complete the task in hand.
Key to effective time management and handling workplace stress is prioritizing. It is a method for determining the task having principal importance on your goal lists. Should avoid making the rookie mistake of wasting a lot time in doing an unimportant trivial task and miss out on the urgent ones.
Get an early start
A job well begun is half done. Procrastination just paves the ways for ceasing growth and development. Getting an early start, gives you a clearer picture of your future tasks and also makes the entire ordeal less stressful.
Don't have unrealistic goals
Don't overwhelm yourself with impractical expectations. Concentrate on the present task and be well aware of your strengths and weaknesses. At the same time, don't be too disheartened if you are unable to reach your target. Continue trying with the same conviction. Take periodic buffer time to mediate or take a walk to divert and refresh your mind.
Learn to say no
We can structure our focus better if we are successfully in realizing what's significant and what deserves our time. To do this when you are unable to cope with the engagements you already have, avoid taking on more commitments. Remember constantly staying busy doesn't mean that you are being successful or productive. The quality of the work also matters.
it can be difficult to concentrate on the task in front of you, especially when it's something you don't want to do. Unfortunately not keeping a tab on activities like watching TV, browsing on your phone, playing video games can detail your productivity. It is vital to be conscientious of the time you waste.
Go on! Become the master of your time. The most successful people started with small steps to manage their time and developed their own style of getting more done. Always remember, everyone has the same 24 hours in a day and what you do in those 24 hours are critical to long term success.