As popularly said, “time is of the essence”. Time is that one thing that is never enough and if not carefully planned slips away within a twinkle of an eye. To slay your goals, meet datelines and stay productive daily require you to master these simple but great time management tips.

5 TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS THAT WILL INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY.

SCHEDULE EACH TASK/ACTIVITY
Intentionally planning each task that you want to carry out in a day during the week saves you from wasting your time trying to achieve everything at once. Taking control of your time planning will reduce the number of hours that you have to procrastinate on a task or project.
So today, why not take a few minutes to set priorities on which task or project that you need to accomplish first. Tick those dates on your calendar for reminders, apportion each task minimum number of time that you are likely to complete it in a day. Plan the number of minutes or hours that you spend on personal care, family and hanging out with friends to avoid underutilizing your day.

BECOME AN EARLY MORNING PERSON
Ever heard of that saying, “early to bed, early to rise?”. Well, it is true. When you form a routine of going to bed early, waking up by 5 am to start your day will most likely become your habit over time.

BREAK AWAY FROM THE INTERNET
Waking up in the morning and picking up your phone to read and reply your emails should have a specific number of minutes scheduled for that. Avoid replying emails as regularly as they pop up in your mailbox. Instead, assign time to respond, how many minutes in a day that you want to spend returning emails and respond to them in batches, as this will increase your productivity and manage your time as well. Limit the number of time that you spend on social media to once or twice in a day instead of staying locked down on them. Be deliberate by exiting your social media applications when you have used them once or twice in a day. That way you can avoid the urge of checking what is trending on them.

LEARN TO MULTI-TASK
Try carrying out different tasks on your schedule with the specific number of minutes or hours set for accomplishing them without using up the whole time planned for all your daily task within the week. Instead of carrying out tasks singularly, try doing them in batch and see how productive you become every day.

REVIEW YOUR PRIORITIES WEEKLY
A review of your priorities will help strike out those tasks that are not important but take most of your time and stick to the important tasks on your daily schedule. Do a review of those time management strategies that did not work for you at the end of the week and stick to those that increased your productivity.
In conclusion, nobody was born a pro in managing his or her time. They all learned through the process of trying in every stage of life. So take your time, try out every time management tips that you get, implement those ones that work for you and enjoy every little productivity that you achieve daily.

How do you manage your time daily?