Make The Most Of Your Time With These Time Management Tipsby Shawn Deny Internet Marketing Manager
We are all too familiar with the pertinence and significance of time management. The basic concept behind managing time is also driven by the notion, ‘work smarter, not harder.’ As a business owner, you may often be interrupted or sidetracked.
According to statistics, the average person gets 1 interruption every 8 minutes, or just about 7 an hour, or 50-60 each day. The regular interruption takes 5 minutes, adding up about 4 hours or 50% of the standard workday. While, 80% of those stoppages are generally rated as "little value" or "no value", it leads to roughly 3 hours of wasted time per day.
Stated below are some great time management tips for you so that you can make the most of your time while improving your productivity levels:
Start Your Day with a Plan
Take out the first 30 minutes of every day to schedule your day. List down all the necessary activities and commitments that need to be fulfilled that day and the approximate time it could take. Include your leisure time in the planner, even if it is something as simple as watching TV or talking to friend over a call.
Do not begin your day until the time plan is completed. Know this; the most important time of your day is the time you schedule.
Learn To Say ‘No’
To avoid distractions when you are working on something really important, it’s best to turn off your cell phone and beeper. When a colleague or a friend asks you to do something that you really don't have time for, learn to say no politely, but resolutely.
And most importantly, don't let yourself feel guilty. The reason why we feel so overwhelmed with work all the time is because we are not good at defining personal limitations. Remember; part of refusing to do things is concentrating on your goals in a time-saving manner.
One of the most overused buzzword lately, multitasking is about combining several activities into one at a time. However, some multitasking can be hazardous.
Speaking over the phone while driving increases the chances of an accident; on the other hand, there are other activities that can be successfully combined in all safety. Some of them are listening to books on tape while commuting and watching television while paying bills.
While these tips are surely of great help, you may actually be in need of a personal time tracking app.
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