Effort is important, but you need to know where to make an effort because that is what makes a difference. You need not work hard but surely smart.
Folks today think that staying busy can make them very successful and trying to be hyper productive can bring tons of laurels to them, but is this really true?
Nope, it’s not!! Wasting time doing menial tasks, like counting cash manually, can often lead to mindless output. Don’t be robotic in approaching your everyday jobs. Always be thoughtful, put in your creativity to come up with ideas and things that are unique.
Managing time doesn’t mean you complete as many tasks as possible in a given time, but instead you do things faster and in a simplified way so that your stress level remains low. Very low!!
If you feel you don’t have enough time to do what you like then you are whiling away most of your time in doing things that are not productive, it takes just the right amount of effort and thoughtfulness to finish a given task in time. Let’s take a look at some time management skills that would push you forward in the right direction.
- Devote your complete time and attention to one task at a time
Put your phone away and close all browser windows that are not related to the task you are pursuing. You would prefer working on a laptop, since phones could take your focus off the work quite easily. If you can find a quite place for yourself to work, then it could be a goldmine for productivity. A peaceful place can free your mind of other unnecessary tensions.
- Keep buffer-time between tasks
One task after the other can make your brain tired which would result in a half-hearted effort towards the task. Take a short break and give yourself some down-time so as to freshen up your brain to process new tasks.
Meditate, walk around your cabin or just drink your tea/coffee in peace without working along with it.
- Say “no” at times
Taking too much of responsibilities and tasks all at once can leave you baffled. It’s good sometimes to juggle various talks simultaneously as it teaches us the art of multitasking and time management; but strictly, not always.
You need to learn to say ‘No’ to some opportunities when you are already full till the brim. If you take up a lot of work, chances are that wouldn’t be able to do justice to any of the tasks.
- Do not think about all tasks in your ‘to-do’ list
You wish to stress yourself out as soon as possible? Just think about all tasks in your to-do list all together and you’ll be overwhelmed super quick. You need to understand that overthinking is just not going to help you get done with those tasks, rather, a peaceful mind would. Prioritize your work and focus on peculiarities.
- Enjoy what you do
The golden rule of time management is to do an important task first instead of opening all fronts together. Enjoy the work you do as that makes it much easier. We tend to get so occupied with our work in day-to-day life that we forget to have fun. This is the main reason behind our stressful and noxious lifestyle.
Try working on the above-mentioned tips and you would realize that life is not all that complicated as we make it.