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Time Management Guidelines That Will Help You Add 1 More Hour A Day
It's the absurd of our time - we have less and less free time, and we are constantly bombarded with more tasks that require our attention. 50 years ago it was seemed that in the 21 century people will work only 1 hour a day, because of the technology advancement. What really happened is that we became more dependent on technology, and therefore we work more than ever, and need to complete more tasks in our working time.
Maybe in the future this will all change, but right now, we need to get all our important tasks done. Let's take a closer look at some guidelines for making the most out of your working time:
Divide each project into small pieces. Every project can be broken sown to small steps. Go ahead and wring a list of tasks that you need to get done in order to complete your project. This way it will be easier to allocate time frames to each of the tasks.
Plan your working time and your breaks. Planning your working time is vital. This way you'll know exactly what you need to get done in every day. You should have a plan that will determine what you do in each of your hours at work. You should also plan your breaks. If you do that every day - you'll be surprised how much you'll get done. Remember Parkinson's law: "every task expands to the time dedicated to it". So just make sure you dedicated reasonable time to each task and it will be done in it's timeframe.
Do the hardest tasks in your best time of the day. For many people, that's the morning time. For others - evening time. What ever time works for you, do your hardest work then. Leave the small and easy tasks to the time in the day in which you are tired and less concentrated.
Use systems and shortcuts. For example, if you need to check your accounts in a few online websites every day, put shortcuts to these websites in your desktop. This way you won't have to look for the web addresses of these websites every day. This can save you a few minutes every day, and that accumulates over time.
Reward yourself on a job well done - every time you complete a project or even an important part of a project - remember to reward yourself in some way. This can be watching your favorite TV show, going out to a restaurant, doing something you enjoy, etc. This habit strengthens the linkage between doing a good job and having fun after the job is done. This kind of linkage is very important psychologically.
So, these are just a few examples of how you can manage your time asset correctly and achieve a more productive day. Try implementing these tips in your work, and you will see results almost right away.
About the Author: Gill Reese is the owner of time-management-101.info. Visit the site and learn all about time management tips, time management strategies, time management training and more.