A happy Thursday to you all Today we will go over a few things you can do to help yourself out. Tips, a few tricks. Stuff to help you on your way to making the most out of the time you have.
At home have certain spaces for particular things. For example, if you write or are in school having a place dedicated to working only on those things would be useful. Free from all the distractions that can hamper your focus.
If you are behind on something postpone doing the next task until it is done. This is another reason you should put some smaller tasks in amongst the larger ones you have. This 50 minute work blocks should have some leeway in them for this reason. There will be times when you do go over, don’t panic just re-adjust.
Keep a to-do list. This is pretty important for a couple of reasons. First if you are like me, you will get distracted by other things you come across. Things that do need to get done. Since you are there already why not do it right now. Well, if you do it right now you throw your schedule into chaos. Instead write it down on the to-do list and work it into your schedule. If at work give it to someone else to do, mess up their time management not yours. The other reason its good to keep a list is this; you get to cross things off of it. Crossing things off lets you have a feeling of accomplishment.
Pick one day of the week, any day that suits you and uses it to go over what you accomplished this week and what you hope to accomplish in the coming week. During most people’s week, ok only my week then. We take a lot of notes and in my case, we scatter them all over the place. I need this day to re-organize and reset for the coming week. It helps to see whatever you may have tripped up the week before as well.
Remember the SMART goal method… use something similar to help you plan. You don’t need to be as detailed since they are only for day to day tasks, but it will help you stay focused. Being focused is the key to your time management issues, anything you can think of that will help you do this is fair game.
Tomorrow we are going to give you a big list of tricks, bullet point style and a form to help you out along the way, like worksheets only… these might have monkeys on them.