Here are some Time Management tips:
Tip #1: When doing tasks or work projects, I suggest you start as soon as it is assigned rather than leave it till last minute. Set a schedule with mini-deadlines before the real final deadline. You will have better quality work. Creativity works best when you’re not in a rush. Starting early is especially useful for writing essays or other assignments or projects that require creativity. Get someone to hold you accountable.
Tip #2: Plan out your day in the morning of the most important things to accomplish. You can prioritize your day into “A” – Most Important tasks like cooking breakfast & lunch, “B” – Somewhat Important tasks like doing laundry (important, but not urgent), and “C” – Not So Important tasks. Focus on getting the “A” tasks done first.
Tip #3: The best way to deal with time management is to set a deadline for yourself earlier. For example, if you have to be some place at 9:00am, aim to get there at 8:30am. This will give you some flexible room in case of bad traffic or other unexpected circumstances.
One way that I find effective is when daylight savings happened, I didn’t set my clock back one hour. My clock said 9:00am when it was really 8:00am. That way, I know I have extra time, but psychologically I’d be ready much earlier because subconsciously my mind thinks it’s already 9:00am when it’s really 8:00am. I find that I feel I have a lot more time that way when I set my clock faster.
Tip #4: Set deadlines for specific tasks, but also schedule in some free time for flexibility in case some tasks run over time.
Tip #5: Try preparing things in batches, such as sandwiches for a week or buying grocery for a week instead of just a day or two. It’s better to focus on one task and do more rather than switching back and forth between tasks.
Remember changing a habit can take 3 weeks or more, but if you persevere you will see great results.
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