How to master your time by thorough planning?
We all have 24 hours in a day but some of us seem to utilize it better than the rest. Take a close look at the most successful people of all time, and you’ll see one thing in common. They’ve mastered the art of time management.
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So, if you aspire to give wings to your dreams then take charge of your life and make every single second count. Here are some expert tips to help you master the act of time management and effective planning.
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Our brains are most energized right after we wake up and the hours between 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. have the least amount of interruptions in the day. So wouldn’t it be a wise idea to get up early and seize these serene hours? Use this additional time to meditate, exercise, or even read books. These wee hours will kick-start your day with a lot of energy and help you boost your productivity levels.
The act of planning your time and setting S.M.A.R.T. goals i.e Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Time-bound will certainly help you in the long run. Invest in a good Master Planner and jot down all the tasks you’re supposed to cater to, on that particular day.
Prioritize your tasks and shift the most important ones to the top. Can you see the top 5 tasks? Well, these are the ones you should be focusing on. This practice will help you audit your time better.
As quoted by Mark Twain, “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And If it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” So, remember to finish the difficult task first that you’re most likely to procrastinate.
If you’ve got two tasks at hand, assign a fixed amount of time for each task. And, make sure to finish it within the stipulated time. This practice will augment your efficiency and ensure that one task doesn’t take away the time reserved for another.
Avoid multitasking, no good comes from it apart from half-working. Most importantly, keep your phone away and wifi turned off. These will only eat up your time and prevent you from committing fully to a task at hand. So, block all sorts of distractions to upscale your efficiency levels.
Lastly, Smart planning of time doesn’t mean you should keep working like a machine. Remember to take a break once in a while to refresh and rejuvenate. You already have everything jotted down so why worry!