We all have excuses for why we do not have time to do certain things. It feels like 24 hours is not nearly enough time to get done all we may want to. However, with proper time management it is possible.

Here are 5 ways to use your time more wisely and increase productivity

 

 

1. Make time to plan

Use 30 minutes a day (15 in morning, 15 at night) to plan how you will use your time. This is important so that you do not find yourself running around in circles, wasting time.

 

2. Be realistic

Don’t overfill your time. Determine what tasks need to be done that day and filter out those that are not as important.

 

3. Take on your top priorities first

Best to handle important tasks when you are most rested and energized – although you may not be looking forward to doing these things, getting them out of the way will make you feel productive/accomplished and want to get more done.

 

4. Stay focused

Seems pretty simple, but we all know it is very easy to get distracted. Setting up personal reminders throughout the day will help you to stay on task and limit the amount of time wasted wondering “what was that I needed to do?”

 

5. Be flexible

Remember, throughout your day unexpected things will happen – so give yourself extra time in between each item/task in case something does pop up

 


Contributed by Emma Guerena, Marketing Intern Steadfast Management