Achieve More in Life and Increase Your Time Management Skills
Many people desire to achieve more with their life but have difficulty in finding where to start. In particular they don’t know what they should change that will enable them to achieve the things that they desire. We all want to have the best that we can have but at times doubt our ability to make the necessary changes to get us started. To solve this problem I have come up with these ten easy steps to living a productive live, allowing you to achieve more in life by increasing your time management skills. Do these and you can be the person you want to be.
10 Steps To A More Productive Live
1. Make a to-do list.
Without some sort of a schedule, it is like going on a journey without some sort of map or direction, you can end up wandering circles. Ideally you should make a list of the things you need to achieve during the day, either first up in the morning or late at night before retiring. Attempt to work out a rundown of these items each day allowing sufficient time to complete the proposed tasks, each morning just before you start the day. I’ve discovered that if you feeling overwhelmed about an assignment or a project at work or even an approaching due date, it is better to determine your schedule the prior night. This allows you to know where to start at the commencement of the day and can get going immediately rather than spending time and energy making your list. Also break bigger tasks up into smaller bite sized bits to allow you to keep progressing towards your goals.
2. Give yourself small rewards for completing big tasks.
3. Break up your workday.
It is difficult to stay focused for extended periods of time, this is why it is important to schedule breaks into your activities. This allows you to remain focused on the task at hand. It is recommended that you have a 5 minute break every hour, if your work is sedentary then make sure that you get up and walk around in this time to keep you refreshed. You will not only feel better, you will actually achieve more.
4. Avoid addictive time wasting activities.
Many of us find ourselves distracted by time wasting activities. Facebook can be a trap. Cell phone usage/texting or web surfing can likewise become addictive. If you add up the time spent it takes up a significant portion of your time, no wondering you don’t have time to achieve the things that you want. You need to put in place strategies to maintain a strategic distance from these when you’re attempting to accomplish your tasks. Only check your FB during your 5 minute hourly break of your work day and you can use it as a reward. Likewise set cutoff points for small scale “time squandering” sessions. It’s great to have a mental break, however don’t get sucked in. Case in point, next time you go to check Instagram while you should be working take a look at the clock first. Only allow yourself just 2-3 to look through then stop and by so doing you accomplish more with your life and expand your time management skills too.
5. Get as much done as early in the day as you can.
Many of us do have a hard time getting up in the morning particularly if you are not a ‘morning person’. However, when you do develop a habit of getting stuck into your scheduled tasks from the outset of your day you will feel fulfilled by nine or ten in the morning and that makes you feel sure about whatever remains for the day. Begin your day with a blast and immediately start to take care of your schedule for the day. The momentum you develop from this practice will keep you rolling along effortlessly. Then you have the evening hours to relax and unwind.
6.Tackle that really tough to-do task first.
It is human nature that we feel comfortable with tasks that are simpler and easy to handle but here I advocate that you start with the difficult tasks first. This is sometimes referred to as eat the frog first, once its done its done. If you don’t make this a habit, you will regularly leave the difficult to-do task at the bottom of your list for a considerable length of time. What’s more, its sitting in the back of your mind over the entire time. Take care of business, you’ll feel better and after that you’ll just have the simple stuff left to do. I recommend you read the following book.
7. Showcase your success.
This is the inspiration fuel for what’s to come. It’s generally great to feel super pumped and glad when you finish an intense goal or completion a long project or task. Tell your significant other or friends, be proud that you have completed the task. Celebrate your wins.
8. Tell somebody your goals.
People are more likely to complete tasks and achieve their goals if they share this goal with another person. It gives you more reason and inspiration to work harder to accomplish a set goal. You could tell a close friend an individual goal. On the other hand you can begin a month to month blog arrangement where you impart your goals for the month and then update this list as you progress. You choose who you need to tell, simply tell somebody and begin chipping away at your goal.
9. Be realistic.
Sometimes a task ends up being way more physically or mentally demanding than we expected. Be fair on yourself. Sometimes things don’t quite play out like we had thought. Take a break if required, just be sure that you come back and complete the task. Simply make sure to make a specific arrangement to return to the venture, perhaps search out some assistance if you require. Don’t be too hard on yourself and be prepared to reset the proposed time-frame if required
10. Make goal setting a habit.
Perhaps the entire schedule sounds irritating, or mushy, or overpowering to you. Discover what meets your expectations and works for you. What’s more, don’t stress if it feels bizarre or even frightens you a little at first. It will begin to feel like a typical piece of your day by day life. Furthermore, it will soon become a habit, you’ll feel odd if you miss it for a day. It is not difficult to remember to do this basic task consistently. Let goal setting turn into a standard and positive piece of your ordinary life.
In conclusion these ten simple steps have helped many to have a more productive life and have also helped many to achieve more. Simply by utilizing these time management skills though these simple steps.
So I challenge you to try it out and see what you can achieve. Be a great man or woman in life.