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20 Most Common Time Management Problems & Solutions

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Perfectionists strive to deliver high-quality work, but their high standards cause stress, burnout and anxiety in the long run.

Time management tips:

  • Get comfortable with imperfection. Ask yourself: "Am I being productive? Can I get more results ...

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It happens to the best us when our minds are wandering, making us unable to concentrate.

Time management tips:

  • Use peak performance time. Use the most productive parts of the day to do the most demanding tasks.
  • Take breaks -

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A never-ending circle of tasks may feel devastating, cause stress, depression and burnout. 

Time management tips:

  • . Do the most important or ...

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Without vision, you can't create the results you want and feel joy and excitement to keep on going.

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  • Get a bird’s eye view. Think of how your tasks at hand contribute to your personal or professional goals. Maintain your focu...

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Develop strategical thinking and set short-term goals to achieve extraordinary results.

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  • Develop awareness. Think about how your time and efforts you invested today will contribute to your tomorrow’s reality and bring you clo...

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Time tracking reveals unexpected trends and insights and ecourages a more strategic approach to time management. 

Time management tips:

  • Pick a time tracking tool: a timesheet app, a desktop time tracker, a mobile app, a

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Review not only your daily and weekly performance but look into monthly and half-year reports to get a birds-eye view of your efforts.

Time management tips:

  • Avoid

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Persistent exposure to stress can put your health and performance at risk.

Time management tips:

  • Identify your stressors. Practice journaling, search for patterns and look into ways to cope with stress.
  • Develop healthy responses t...

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Attention management - the ability to recognize your brain state and consciously shift yourself into the state that will serve you best at the moment.

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We all have 24 hours in a day and limited energy capacities as human beings.

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  • Outsource. Weigh the opportunity costs, take some load off your shoulders and focus on hign-impact activities.
  • Automate your routin...

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Most of us tend to underestimate how long projects and tasks will take us to finish. 

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  • Calculate your . Build a list ...

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Busy time doesn’t bring you closer to your goals, making you feel anxious and unsettled - maximize the productive time.

Time management tips:

  • Apply the . Focus o...

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Without mastering hard and soft skills, no amount of time management advice can make you grow faster and achieve more.

Time management tips:

  • Hone your professional skills. Review your skills regularly, think of how you could improve them, what ad...

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Emails, notifications, social media, paper clutter, low-priority tasks - learn how to manage these effectively. 

Time management tips:

  • Define your boundaries. Make time for phone calls and emails, use chat statuses to communicate when you are ava...

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Habits are routines that you do with little or no conscious thought, also meaning little energy investments.

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  • Build the habit loop. Choose a trigger, execute the routine and do something enjoyable afterward. Let’s say at 10 a...

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Regardless of our occupations, many aspects of our jobs are repetitive and open to automation.

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  • Improve routine tasks. Review your routine activities regularly and brainstorm ideas of how you could tackle them even more effec...

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Big projects look overwhelming and often lead to stress and procrastination.

Time management tips:

  • Break it down. Whenever you start a new task, break it down into steps that you can complete in 20–30 minutes, even if they look trivial.

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Our average working memory capacity is limited to three to five items. Anything that exceeds these limits has a high chance of falling out of our brains.

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  • Use externa...

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Time management tips:

  • Follow the : set specific, difficult and challenging goals.

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On the one hand, an increasingly digitalized lifestyle shortens our attention span and concentration abilities that can be compared to those of a goldfish. 

On the other hand, modern tools can save you hours if used wisely.

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