Top 5 Time Management Techniques to Get The Most Out Of Your Day
“Louis, why in the world are you waking up each day at 10 am? You’re not using your time effectively bro”, said Scott, 31. Scott often jogged with his younger brother Louis and shared his life experiences along the way. Louis always seemed to be busy all the time and according to Scott, this was bad time management on Louis’ part. Friends, are you too in a situation like Louis where you’re not able to use your time effectively on a daily basis? Heed these tips and use time effectively to make the most out of your life.
1. Create task lists with time frames
“If you think you can remember all the tasks of your day in your head, you’re wrong”, advised Scott. “The best way to use your time effectively on a daily basis is to make a list of tasks for the day and put time frames on them. You never know, if you’re going to the supermarket for an errand, you might be able to finish of collecting your golf kit from a friends’ place who lives nearby”, he added. “Hmmm, I understand. A good way to use time effectively is to see how many tasks you can bundle together”, replied Louis.
“But isn’t prioritizing important only for the long term?”, asked Louis when Scott told him that to use time effectively on a daily basis, it’s important to not delay anything from morning to afternoon and afternoon to evening. “This way not only do you make sure that the task gets done but also use time effectively on a daily basis by knowing what is important and what’s not”, said Scott. For example, if you know that the vegetable markets are fairly empty in the afternoon, why not prioritize your grocery shopping in that period to save time?
3. Track your time
“Louis, tracking yourself to use your time effectively on a daily basis doesn’t mean you have to be on a stopwatch 24×7. Take the grocery example again, all you need to ensure is that you pick the items you need and check out”, explained Scott. “That’s true Scott. I now realize that I don’t use time effectively on a daily basis because every time I go to the supermarket, I loiter around and check out all the products and sales on offer”, confessed Louis. Friends, did you see how small things like these can help you make the most of your life on a daily basis and help you use time effectively?