Before you begin working on improving your time management skills, realize that there will be instances you cannot accomplish everything you set out to do in a day. Staying realistic about your time will keep you from feeling disheartened when you do not complete everything on your list. You’re only human; understand your limits, but do your best to complete your tasks.
Organize Your Workspace
When the workload feels like it is dominating your time and attention, it is best to start from the beginning by organizing your tasks and time. Taking charge of clutter and creating an environment that fosters ideas rather than disorder and confusion will save time . If you are having trouble getting organized, bring in a professional and let their expertise influence your habits and surroundings.
Be Proactive – Make Lists!
A “to do” list helps many people lay out what items must take priority and what tasks can wait until a later time. Interactive task management software, such as Taskwise, can help manage assignments and is also flexible because you can reorder lists at will, as you add or delete tasks. Some people find physical, written lists more helpful, as physically marking a task as complete can be satisfying and you can do that in Taskwise! Do what is best for you, and be willing to mix up your routine if the format becomes tiring.
Interactive task management software, such as Taskwise, can help manage assignments and is also flexible because you can reorder lists at will as you add or delete tasks.
Use Music to Keep on Pace at Work
If you are working on a big project and have trouble keeping on task, try to put some music on while you work. Rather than hearing your coworkers talk or answer the phones in the background, the music can drown out those sounds that may distract you and help you focus. However, be aware that music could distract your coworkers, so keep the volume at a reasonable level or ask permission to wear earphones while you work.
Play Music at Home to Finish Chores Fast
When completing tasks at home, playing upbeat music might help you complete them quickly. Washing dishes or folding laundry, for example, are tedious, but necessary, chores that must be finished. Playing music can help you finish these tasks at a faster pace. They may help elevate your mood, too! I always find myself dancing around and singing along to songs when I play music while doing chores. Give it a try!