Proven Tips on Time Management

With the right approach you can work effectively, productively and hopefully stress free. When it comes to running a business and a work load, time is precious! Here are some tips for managing your time in the best way.

  1. Create a plan

A plan will give you a good overview on how your day is going to pan out. This means that the biggest job for that day is to stick to your plan to make sure you complete all tasks.

  1. Plan your time

Make sure in your plan that you give every task a time limit. You don’t want one task taking up the time which could be spent on another task.

  1. Stick to deadlines

In your plan prioritise tasks depending on the deadline. You want to be working on a task that is due within the next few weeks rather than something you have a couple of months to do.

  1. Learn to say no

You need to stick to a comfortable work load that you know you can get done. Don’t start taking extra work when you know that you can’t fit it in your plan or complete it to the necessary standard.

  1. Be early

Best advice is to set an alarm to remind yourself of a deadline, meeting or call. If you are reminded the day before a deadline then you know you have time to check over your work, or 15 minutes before a call or meeting so you’re early.

  1. Focus

Try not to multi-task. If you’re trying to do too many tasks at once then nothing is going to get done! Close down anything you don’t need to be working on. Focus on what you’re doing! You’ll find that your work is done to a higher standard.

  1. Block out distractions

Turn off your phone. Close down un-needed tabs. Cut off everything that could stop you from doing your work.

  1. Delegate

If you feel your work load is too much to fit in, ask an employee to help you with tasks that aren’t as important but still need completing.