Time is an equalizer. It doesn’t matter how poor or wealthy a person is. Everyone has 24 hours a day. Surprisingly, some people utilize their time well and become successful. Failures, on the other hand, waste time and they end up regretting all their lifetime.
Choose the right path. Plan and manage your time well, and you will accomplish several goals in your life.
How do you get to manage time?
Have a time audit: Make a daily habit of doing a review on how you spend your time every day. Some apps like RescueTime and Toggl will help you to track how you spend your time for a week or a month. They also help in the process of planning time well and also in the identifying and pruning of time wasters.
Have a To-do-list: Have a list of all the activities you need to undertake within a specific time. It helps in ensuring that none of the tasks on the list is left out.
Always complete tasks: It is crucial to start and finish a job before picking on a new one. Avoid halfway done jobs.
Avoid laziness and procrastination. Laziness and procrastination is the greatest enemy of success. Procrastination is a bad habit that may stand in the way of your success. With procrastination, a person keeps delaying to do activities and finally ends up not doing it at all.
Plan your time well: Plan tasks according to their urgency and importance. ‘Always swallow the frog first,’ meaning that you must attend to the hardest tasks first and end with the easy ones. Combine similar jobs and increase your efficiency.
Allow for rest in between tasks. Rest is vital because a fatigued person cannot deliver quality work. Ensure that you have enough sleep as lack of it can lead to restlessness, lack of concentration and poor health.
Learn how to say no: Sometimes, it is difficult to say no. Learning how to decline requests is liberating. Accepting every plea can be time-wasting. Avoid being a ‘people pleaser’. Say no when necessary.
Time management separates successful people from failures. Excellent time management practices help you to achieve more in a short time, have time to rest and accomplish set goals.