Time Management as a Tool to Increase your Productivity in 2018
Improving productivity requires proper time management. You may seem held up and doing things most of the time, but this isn’t to say that you are being productive. Any time we are unable to complete assigned tasks or projects, we are usually quick to mentioned limited time as the reason. Well, the lack of time is not the issue, nut how you manage and allocate it to tasks. The use and application of various time management tips can assist you to improve your productivity. Well, according to studies, most individuals are most productive in the morning hours compared to the afternoons, evenings and nights. In other words, your achievements in the morning hours may determine your productivity level. This being the case, schedule the very important tasks to be done and completed during the morning hours. Doing this can allow you to easily focus and thus complete important tasks. This is not the time for several or lengthy meetings or even doing emails.
Also, ensure that you minimize time wastage. A major time waster is when you schedule a meeting but others do not show up. This time could be dedicated to other activities. Adopt a habit of disseminating meeting reminders to parties supposed to attend meetings. For instance, you can adopt Text reminders and confirmations as your strategy to avoid the time waster. There are apps available that you can use together with the calendar to send the Text reminders. When you send out the Text reminders, then parties can confirm if they will attend or otherwise. Those who have embraced the use of Text Reminders have been able to escape the time waster. The Text reminders can thus assist you to eliminate the wastage of time.
Also, avoid multitasking since it can limit your productivity to a great extent given that you are working on various tasks at one time. Limit distractions and concentrate on a task at a time. Also ensure that you set boundaries for how you utilize your time and the attention you give to others. In case you get an invitation to attend a meeting, ensure that it is a meeting with agenda. With Text reminders, you should ensure you remind other parties so they do not fail to attend. Also, of importance, is the habit of color coding the calendar. This way, you can show and differentiate the most important tasks from those not very important as well as separate business from personal tasks. Most importantly, ensure you aim at succeeding in everything. Since you have the calendar, you can see all the activities you need to complete, their importance and then allocate time to complete each.