Time Management Tips to Improve your Productivity

Time management is a hard thing to master. Most of us tend to waste a lot of our precious time because we don’t plan our days properly. In this article, I am going to talk about a few time management tips you could add to your life to live a productive healthier life.

1. Don’t half-ass it

This is a thing that most of people do without even knowing. One of the reasons is that people believe that they can multitask. No human can multitask and be productive at the same time. You have to compromise one of them.

Let me know if this sounds familiar. So, you join a gym and follow a schedule from an online fitness instructor. You do this for two weeks and realize that you are no getting any muscular. You snap out of it and follows a new schedule. How many times have you changed your fitness schedules like this?

You don’t stick to a plan long enough to see the actual results. One of the common beliefs of successful people is that we should always give it all. Go all in all the time. Have you ever heard about Dwayne Johnson or Arnold Schwarzenegger half-assing a workout? No. Because they give it everything.

Listen from the man himself

Video Courtesy – Mulligan Brothers

2. Tackle the biggest task first

When you schedule your day, schedule the hardest task first. If you remember my earlier articles, you know that we all have a limited tank of will power. If you leave harder tasks to be done later of the day, you are going to have a hard time concentrating. You will probably skip the task for tomorrow.

If you schedule your tasks to be done earlier in the day you are more likely to get them done. Besides, you are going to have the motivation to go after simpler tasks.

And if you follow this tip, you are never going to feel like you did nothing today. You will feel more accomplished and more productive.

3. Stick to the schedule

This is an important tip for the perfectionists out there. You have to accept that you are not going to get through your schedule all the time. Some things happen out of our control. You are never going to be able to follow your schedule to the T. The first thing is to accept it.

Now let’s see how we can minimize the damages. So, if your schedule says that you have to run 2 miles, but you started running later than usual, what are you going to do?

If you try to finish the whole 2 miles, you know that you are going to be running behind the schedule the whole day. And probably at the end day, you are going to run out of time so that you would have to skip replying to emails.

So, here what I am suggesting is that reduce the number of miles for today. Run just 1 mile for today. Now you have time. Now you are back on track. Take smart decisions. Always prioritize on doing the task, rather than following the schedule to the T every single day.

That is it for today guys. Thank you for taking the time to read my article. I hope you learned something valuable today. If you like the article please subscribe by putting in your email so that you will be notified when I add a new article. Stay Safe ✌

Published by Thisura Thenuka

I am a passionate software engineering student. But cricket is my first love ❤

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