5 Time Management Skills You Need to Control Your Time
Time management is a skill that shows how much self-control any student has and how committed he or she is to achieving his set goals and targets. Let’s get straight to it. Here are five time management skills you need to take control of yourself, your time and consequently your time. 1. Decide what needs to be ... Continue Reading
Time management is a skill that shows how much self-control any student has and how committed he or she is to achieving his set goals and targets. Let’s get straight to it. Here are five time management skills you need to take control of yourself, your time and consequently your time.
1. Decide what needs to be done
The first thing you need to do is to decide what needs to be done. Have a think about both your short-term goals and your long-term goals. Once you’ve decided the sorts of things you want to be doing, then you can actively go about managing your time so you can get things done. Whether you’re looking at the bigger picture or you’re more concerned about the here and now, you can only begin managing your time once you know what it is you want to do. Have a think about the things you want to be doing.
2. Make a list
Once you’ve got some ideas about what to do, make a list. Write down everything you want to do: even if it’s something small and insignificant, still write it down. Having a list of things to do is a great way of helping you keep track of what you’ve done and what you’ve still got to do. It helps you keep on top of things and lets you see not only what you’ve got to do, but what you’ve already got done, which can motivate you to get even more done.
3. Learn to prioritise
Once you’ve got a list, have a think about what needs to be done sooner and what can be done later. Prioritise things that you need to get done in the near future and once they’re out of the way, focus on other things that don’t need to be done as soon. An important part of time management is learning and deciding what to prioritise. Sometimes you might find yourself stuck between two tasks: if you can quickly decide which one you should be working on and not feel the pressure, you’re doing it right.
4. Have breaks
We all need a break from work every now and then. When it comes to time management, it’s important to remember that you need some time away from everything you have to do. Give yourself breaks every now and then so you can think about something other than work. Breaks can be good for productivity because they give you a chance to refresh your ideas and feel motivated to get tasks done.
5. Remove distractions
If you want to manage your time effectively, you need to remove anything that might distract you. If there’s something that can distract you, it probably will end up distracting you; distractions take your mind off the task at hand and lessen your productivity. Part of learning how to manage time is learning how to make the most of it; remove any distractions and chances are you’ll be able to get things done in the time you have.
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