Need to get your time under control? Here are 10 time-management tips for feeling good about your day.
10 Time-Management Tips for Feeling Good about Your Day
Would you like to go to bed at the end of the day feeling good about what you’ve accomplished?
There’s no need to change who you are. If you’re TypeA personality, that’s good, but sometimes you spin your wheels too much of the time. If you’re NOT TypeA that’s good, too, but sometimes you just can’t get or stay in motion. TypeA or not, here are some basic doable strategies for managing your time.
Digital Stuff You Can Start Now
- Turn off notifications. Just.Do.It.
- Close unnecessary tabs (and most of the open windows are unnecessary). If having lots of tabs causes you to switch activities back and forth, you’re loosing time. Finish one tab’s task, then go on to the next.
- Pick 3 times per day to check social media and stick to it (and these time should NOT be during productive hours). It’s addictive and time sucking (see Time Audit below).
- Set a timer for freetime. Give yourself permission for guilt-free “wasted” time each day. Just time limit it and do it in the non-producing hours of the day (as in AFTER work).
Stuff to do NOW for a Well-Managed Future
- Do a time audit. This is a gift you can give yourself, and probably should give yourself, a couple of times each year. Download this freebie to help you see where your time is truly spent.
- Prioritize. There’s no way we can ever fit everything we need to do or want to do in a single day. What are your priorities? What is on mission for you?
- Use a scheduler (paper or electronic). Check it daily.
- Schedule time for the things that are meaningful to you
- Schedule healthy transition times at the end of the day
- Schedule time for mindfulness and gratitude
- BONUS Tip: Use Scheduling Backwards to get projects under control. It’s freebie that’s really helped me organize my time.
- ANOTHER BONUS Tip: Coaching helps at each step of the way. When you feel overwhelmed, stuck or just want accountability for your time management, contact me.