Do you struggle with time management? Is your time wasted because you procrastinate a lot? I’m here to help you with some time management hacks.
We’re always so stressed about everything nowadays and we think we don’t have time to go out, to start a new hobby, etc. Even though situations like this can happen, most of the time we actually can change it, and we do have time for anything. Sometimes all you have to do is get rid of some activities that are wasting your time and establish routines.
As I already mentioned many times before, to-do lists are lifesavers. You need a way to keep track of everything that has to be done in your life. I’ve always found a to-do list to be the easiest and most effective way. The habit of writing down every task you have to do can help you to better prepare yourself for work and planning ahead.
You’re probably wasting a lot of your time scrolling through social media, we should be aware of how much time we spend on them. Sometimes we really need a detox (you can read my digital detox post here). We’re constantly checking every notification we receive on our phones while trying to work. It’s distracting and it affects your concentration and focus.
If you’re tired or have been working for more than two hours you need to take a break.
Get up from your desk, stretch yourself, or do some light exercise. Frequent breaks promote focused work. This simple action can help you to stay motivated during your working hours.
Habits and routines
There are always certain habits and routines you can implement to better organize yourself, for example having a morning routine, a better sleep routine, a self-care routine, and many more. You can find these habits on the 21 days challenge app too.
You’ve got to learn to prioritize. You have the time to do anything, but not everything. And so prioritizing becomes key. Of course, prioritizing isn’t easy, but it’s a skill worth learning.
Focus on one task at a time and just get it done. Every time we switch tasks we have to refocus again, and it’s a waste of time. For example, don’t try to write a paper or doing work while also watching TV, It takes at least double the time it would if you were to just write the paper.
Just focus on starting
If you procrastinate a lot, this is for you.
Just focus on starting, then do the next inch, and the next inch. Don’t look ahead and see the whole big project, just focus on the next tiny step you have to take. It really works!
The Pomodoro Technique
It’s one of the most used time-management techniques and is a great little procrastination destroyer,
All you have to do is setting a timer where you have to work for 25 minutes, then you get a 5-minute break and then you work for another 25 minutes.
It’s simple, yet effective because convincing yourself to work for just 25 minutes is actually quite easy, especially with the lure of a break!
What are your favorite time management techniques? What you do to stop procrastinating? Tell me everything 😊