Time Management Tips to Boost Productivity Every Day
Time management is so much more than having a schedule. It’s also about how investing your time makes you feel. Are you fully motivated throughout the entire week, or do you find yourself easily distracted and unmotivated after a few days? Do you accomplish all of your tasks, or do you find yourself scrambling at the end of the week to tie up loose ends? If you’re not able to accomplish all you need to in a day and fall behind on your day-to-day tasks, chances are you’re not managing your time effectively.
You see, time management isn’t just a skill. It’s self-care. When you spend your time rushing to finish tasks and constantly feel behind, your overall wellbeing takes a dip, too. Stress, lack of concentration, general fatigue, and even resentment are just a few of the things that arise when you are not using your time wisely.
With a proper routine and schedule, you can live each day fully accomplished and less stressed. Today I am sharing with you 5 time management tips that I apply and help me live a high-performance life. It is my hope that when you implement them into your schedule your life will feel orderly, you will be more grounded AND you’ll get a ton done!!
1) Create a 3-work-day detailed time inventory
Where does your time go over the course of 3 days? How much time are you spending on particular tasks or projects? Write out what you do and how much time you need to spend on each task.
2) Create categories to group like-activities
Also known as ‘batching’, grouping together like-activities into a single time block can help you be better organized, less scattered, and more focused so you can be hyper-productive.
3) Designate an admin day
Quit letting those email reminders for your bills distract you. Designate a day each week to handle administrative tasks such as organizing your inbox, scheduling appointments, paying bills, etc.
4) Work in 50-min increments (and set timer)
Working in a hyper-focused state of mind for shorter time intervals can actually boost your performance and productivity. Set a timer for 50 minutes and then take a 10-minute break.
5) Use your breaks for productive R&R
For the 10 mins in between your blocks, make time for exercise, snack, stretching, outside time, fetch with your pet, anything that helps you relax while boosting your endorphins.
Try adopting some of these tips for better time management this week and see how much your productivity improves. Need a little more one-on-one help to get these time management tips a habit? Contact me and let’s set up a complimentary call.