FOLLOW Automate Decisions Transfer money to your savings account every time you receive a paycheck Choose all your outfits for your week on Sunday and hang them in the closet in order Subscribe to a weekly fresh delivery of organic vegetables and fruits to your home Standardize the typical daily meals you like the most, saving time in cooking and grocery shopping Prepare your sports bag every night and put it in your car. If you prefer running the morning, leave your running shoes near the bed Automate all electronic gadgets to go into sleep mode at a certain hour
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FOLLOW 1. Being a Perfectionist
Perfectionists strive to deliver high-quality work, but their high standards cause stress, burnout and anxiety in the long run.
Time management tips: 2. Not Being Able to Concentrate & Maintain Focus
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 - they refresh your mind, replenish mental resources, restore motivation and reduce decision fatigue. Limit your social media time. Social media and search engines narrow our attention span and our ability to focus. Practice single-tasking. Try using task timers. 3. Scheduling Tasks Ineffectively
A never-ending circle of tasks may feel devastating, cause stress, depression and burnout.
Time management tips: . Do the most important or challenging task first thing in the morning. Eat the frog Try . Create six-item lists for each day sorted by priority. Complete items one by one and move unfinished tasks to the top of the next day's list. Ivy Lee Method Narrow down your list of tasks. Prioritize activities that will deliver the best returns. FOLLOW How To Use The 4 Ds Of Effective Time Management
Do you sometimes struggle with time management? Or does the day lack enough hours to attend to your projects, habits, commitments and more? If you're struggling to take charge of the day, consider using a popular productivity strategy known as the four Ds of effective time management.
Do Simply put, act on your tasks. The 2-minute rule can help with that: If you can complete a task in two minutes or less, do it now.
It's amazing what you can accomplish in...
Delete You don't have to do much of anything beyond making a simple decision to do or to delete.
If the deleted item is a simple activity that won't bring you results, remove it from your to-do list and move on with your day. The second most pleasing thing after completing a to-do list is removing an item from it.
Defer To defer means saying, "Not right now" rather than, "Not ever." This could be a new project you want to com mence in a week or two or it could be van idea you want to reflect on before taking action.
But be careful, there's a fine line between deferring and procrastinating indefinitely.
FOLLOW What To Do When Common Time Management Tricks Don't Work
You're overwhelmed with obligations and responsibilities, and you know that you need to devise a better time management system to stop your head from exploding. There's just one problem, you feel like you've tried every hack there is, and none of them have proven to be effective.
Write A Stop-Doing List Remind yourself of items that don’t bring you joy, and contribute very little to your long-term goals.
This way, you’re unlikely to spend a lot of time doing time-sucking, non-rewardin...
Schedule Procrastination Breaks
During this allotted break, give yourself permission to do time-wasting activities (social media scrolling included)
until you got bored and want to move on to your next task. Divide Your Day Into Themes
And if your job isn’t ideal for focusing on one thing per day,
you can dedicate your morning to one focus area, your early afternoon to another, and late afternoon to another.
This way, instead of being overly restrictive about finishing a task in that time period, you have the flexibility to do any work that moves you forward in that particular focus area.
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